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Donald Trump's visit to Ireland in November has been cancelled

Donald Trump's visit to Ireland in November has been cancelled

US President Donald Trump has cancelled his visit to Ireland planned for later this year, but will still visit France for Armistice Day commemorations.

The 45th President of the United States of America had been scheduled to visit Paris in November to participate in a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the fighting in World War I.

"The US side has cited scheduling reasons", he added.

Earlier this month, the White House announced Trump would travel to Ireland as part of a trip including a November 11 event in Paris marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Washington had said that Trump would visit Ireland "to renew the deep and historic ties between our two nations". "We are still finalizing whether Ireland will be a stop on that trip", she said.

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"Help us to do so if you abhor his policies on climate change, refugee migration, trade wars, military expansion, economic inequality and the whole gung-ho, misogynistic, racially divisive show".

Plans had also been developing for a major protest at Doonbeg Golf Course, in Co.

Mr Trump was expected to visit his golf course in Doonbeg, County Clare, and Dublin on the weekend of 10-11 November.

Speaking on The Marty Squad on RTE Radio One on September 2, Varadkar said: "It came a little bit out of the blue". "We hadn't known until just a couple of days ago that he was going to take the opportunity", he said.

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Some opposition parties in Ireland had protested the trip taking place at all. We will always be firm friends of the American people, but Ireland will not welcome a man with Trump's record of discrimination, sexism and lies.

The visit would have been Trump's first to Ireland since becoming president.

"An invitation was made, which is being considered", the Tass news agency quoted Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov as telling reporters.

This would have been the US President's first visit to Ireland since he assumed office in January 2017.

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