The Irish prime minister brought his boyfriend to meet Vice President Pence

Clay Curtis
March 16, 2019

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

Theresa May has earned another critic in her handling of Brexit, as if she didn't have enough, with Donald Trump condemning the prime minister for refusing to listen to his ideas on how to negotiate with the European Union.

"I lived in a country where if I'd tried to be myself at the time, it would have ended up breaking laws", the Irish prime minister said. I think it could have been negotiated in a different manner, frankly.

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

Just hours before Mr Varadkar's visit, Mr Trump tweeted that he looked forward to making a trade deal with the UK.

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

Mr Varadkar also said Ireland wants frictionless trade with Britain and believes in free trade and that, while it may be years before the United Kingdom "sorts itself out", the European Union is "available to talk trade with the US".

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MPs are set to vote on Thursday evening on whether to request a delay until at least June. On Thursday, two weeks ahead of the scheduled departure from the EU, British lawmakers overwhelmingly backed May's motion to extend the Brexit deadline amid disagreements over the withdrawal plan. "He does great work at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago", the vice president said to applause.

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 glossed over the Brexit disagreement as he welcomed Varadkar for the breakfast, and grew nostalgic as he recounted his grandfather's emigration from Ireland and his own affection for the country.

However, some differences between the two nations' administrations were highlighted on Thursday morning (March 14), when Varadkar arrived at the Naval Observatory for a breakfast meeting with Vice-President Mike Pence - and took along his partner, Matt Barrett. Trump gave it a try, too, and got pretty close, at the final theatrical rite of the Irish visit - the presentation of a crystal bowl of shamrocks.

Of his Irish grandfather, VP Pence said: "He was proud of being American but I can still hear that Irish brogue". "Everything does. One way or the other, it's going to work out".

"The United States and the Republic of Ireland have such close ties that it's unlikely that anything permanently damaging would happen", McMahon said.

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