Dissing the Donald just doesn’t make sense

Enda Kenny’s ill-considered remarks about Donald Trump make things awkward

12th June, 2016
The prospect of a Trump presidency is very real Pic: Getty

Can you imagine the reaction in the Irish Embassy in Washington when word came through that Enda Kenny had described Donald Trump’s remarks as ‘racist and dangerous’ and had encouraged Americans to vote for somebody else?

I have no doubt that ambassador Anne Anderson has been carefully watching Trump’s extraordinary and unexpected progression to becoming the Republican party’s presumptive nominee for November’s presidential election.


Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Private rental sector remains strong despite Covid-19

How the programme for government will shape housing

Insight Niall Byrne 5 months ago

Comment: US must defuse Covid-19’s ticking time bomb of debt

Insight Todd G Buchholz 6 months ago

Comment: The recovery will be more U than V-shaped

Insight Larry Hatheway 6 months ago