A US Congressman with roots in Donegal has called out President Trump for referring to Ireland as being a part of the UK.
“Please stop embarrassing us on the international stage,” Congressman Brendan Boyle asked Trump after the President declared his belief that the people of the UK like him.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Trump said he was popular in the UK despite protests against his visit:
Trump said: “There might be protests. I believe that the people in the UK — Scotland, Ireland, as you know I have property in Ireland, I have property all over — I think that those people they like me a lot and they agree with me on immigration.”
In a hard-hitting tweet, Democrat Congressman Boyle pointed out to the President that: “Ireland is not part of the U.K. It’s been an independent country for about 100 years. It was kind of a big deal.
“Please stop embarrassing us on the international stage. Thanks.”
Brendan Boyle, whose father Frank comes from Glencolmcille, was elected to the House of Representatives in 2014. He holds a strong value in his Donegal roots and visits home regularly.Tags: