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Irish Prime minister Kenny reminds Trump that St Patrick was an immigrant

Saturday, March 18th 2017 - 10:48 UTC
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“It’s fitting that we gather here each year to celebrate St. Patrick and his legacy,” Kenny said, standing next to Trump.  “He, too, of course, was an immigrant.”  “It’s fitting that we gather here each year to celebrate St. Patrick and his legacy,” Kenny said, standing next to Trump. “He, too, of course, was an immigrant.”
Kenny met with Trump as part of an annual tradition of Irish leaders visiting the US on St. Patrick's Day, a popular celebration of Irish-American culture in the US. Kenny met with Trump as part of an annual tradition of Irish leaders visiting the US on St. Patrick's Day, a popular celebration of Irish-American culture in the US.

Irish prime minister Enda Kenny made his annual visit to the White House on St. Patrick's Day, saying during his remarks that the celebration stems from an immigrant. “It’s fitting that we gather here each year to celebrate St. Patrick and his legacy,” Kenny said, while standing next to President Trump. “He, too, of course, was an immigrant.”

 Kenny met with Trump as part of an annual tradition of Irish leaders visiting the US on St. Patrick's Day, which has become a popular celebration of Irish-American culture in the US.

During the Friends of Ireland luncheon on Friday, Kenny reportedly spoke about immigration and post-Brexit unity, as well as longstanding cultural ties between Ireland and the US.

In addition, Kenny talked about the 50.000 undocumented Irish citizens in the US who may now be in danger due to Trump's crackdown on undocumented immigrants. While he did not directly bring up Trump's travel ban for six Muslim-majority countries, Kenny pointed out the legacy of new immigrants becoming an integral part of American society.

“There are millions out there who want to play their part for America — if you like, who want to make America great,” Kenny said to Trump, according to The New York Times. “You heard that before?”

Trump owns a golf course in western Ireland and has said that he intends to visit the country again in the future. Meanwhile, Kenny was criticized in Ireland for meeting with Trump at all — over 12.000 people signed a petition urging Kenny to cancel his state visit.

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    Saint Partrick was of course an immigrant to Ireland...the Irish were different tribes to the Britons... Gaelic (or Goedelic) Celts as opposed to the Brythonic Celts...
    Using the word Celts for want of a better word...

    Mar 19th, 2017 - 05:52 pm +2
  • Briton

    According to the Confessio of Patrick, when he was about 16, he was captured by Irish pirates from his home in Britain, and taken as a slave to Ireland
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick

    so yes I meant Britain, Scotland and England as such did not exist at this time,
    is this correct.

    I believe the romans called the place Caledonia but I could be wrong.
    still the man lived , and died and is now a saint..

    Mar 24th, 2017 - 08:08 pm -1
  • Clyde15

    St. Patrick was certainly NOT English. There was no country called England until about the 10th century, Also the Angles had not arrived until about 200 years after St.Patrick

    It is known that he was raised near a village called Banna Vemta Burniae but its location cannot be identified. It may have been lowland Scotland but is equally likely to have been Wales, which was under Roman control at the time.
    Old Kilpatrick in Scotland is one of several locations that it is suggested that Saint Patrick of Ireland was captured at and enslaved in Ireland in the 5th century.

    However, no one can say for sure except that it certainly was NOT England.

    I presume Briton uses England as a synonym for Britain...a common mistake of the English.

    Mar 20th, 2017 - 01:46 pm -2
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