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Ireland says planned Trump visit in November canceled

12 September 2018

The government needs to rebuild its relationship with the U.S. administration after President Trump postponed his November visit to Ireland over "scheduling issues", Micheál Martin has said.

The announcement of his planned visit came as a surprise when first revealed ten days ago, and was set to attract strong levels of protests.

US politicians, including Trump's predecessor, former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaPollster: Rasmussen Research has a pro-GOP bias Democracy is alive in Trump era Senate's antics are a reminder of why colleges need to step up MORE, have often visited the country, to which around 33 million Americans trace their heritage. It is believed that no formal communication has been made to the Irish Government yet.

Donald Trump was due to go to Ireland for November 12 as a stopover on his way back to America after visiting France for the World War I service.

His visit to Ireland was to coincide with that trip.

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan had encouraged citizens to "show their disgust and rejection of the Trump administration's policies by turning out, as we did during the Iraq War in 2003, in large-scale mass protest around the country", according to CNBC.

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And he pointed to the lack of a U.S. ambassador to Ireland for two years when he said: "I think it's time to try and get this relationship sorted". "Then suddenly, in a similar manner it emerged that the visit is off".

He added: "I've never seen anything like this, genuinely".

Speaking to RTE radio earlier this month, Mr Varadkar said the prospect of a visit "came a little bit out of the blue".

He also said it could be symptomatic of how Mr Trump operates, making decisions and undoing them quickly.

He said: "Those are the issues I think we need to reset the button on".