Leo Varadkar says sexuality should not be an issue in judging politicians

Leo Varadkar says sexuality should not be an issue in judging politicians

Mr Trump told Leo Varadkar that he wanted to make the trip during a meeting with the Taoiseach in the Oval Office in the White House on Thursday.

The visit by Irish dignitaries included a Friends of Ireland luncheon on Capitol Hill with President Donald Trump, where Trump and Varadkar discussed Brexit and Trump reaffirmed the strength of the US-Ireland relationship.

"I will tell you, I'm surprised at how badly it has all gone from the standpoint of a negotiation".

"I hate to see everything being ripped apart right now", Trump said, according to Politico.

He said: "I don't think another vote would be possible because it would be very unfair to the people that won".

The taoiseach was speaking at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington DC as part of his four-day St Patrick's tour of America. "We're going to tariff a lot of their products coming in because the European Union treats us very, very unfairly", he said.

Mrs Foster has said she hopes to invite Mr Trump to attend the Open Championship at Portrush this July.

But the tensions over Brexit served this year to highlight a divide between the two countries with Ireland embracing the E.U.as Trump questions why European nations continue to marry their economies together instead of going it alone on issues like trade.

Mr Varadkar made the comments alongside his partner during a meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence.

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"I predicted it was going to happen, and I was right".

"I regret that Brexit is happening and the United Kingdom was a really important part of the European Union".

The breakfast came after a meeting between Pence and the prime minister previous year, where Varadkar "raised LGBT+ rights and equality issues", the UK's Independent reported.

He added that Mr Trump was supportive of the peace process in Ireland and that he wanted to avoid a hard border.

"I don't think it's something that's imminent but the president was very interested to know how it would work and what the benefits might be".

Speaking about the contributions of Irish-Americans, Pelosi quoted Republican President Ronald Reagan as saying USA leadership would be lost "if we ever close the door to new Americans".

Pence called Varadkar's remarks at Thursday's breakfast "inspiring words".

Last night, he presented the US President, Donald Trump, with the traditional bowl of shamrock in a ceremony at the White House.

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