No one wants Donald Trump. Not the Americans he is supposed to be governing, and not even other citizens of the world, who would only have to tolerate America’s unhinged POTUS for a short period of time. Trump has turned the world off so much that no one wants him in their country, making foreign diplomacy particularly challenging as mass protests become a regular occurrence whenever Trump travels outside the United States.
Trump knows it, too. Let’s not forget that Trump avoided going to the United Kingdom at first because he couldn’t stand that people hated him and weren’t going to give him a warm welcome. Now, it seems as though something similar might happen in Ireland.
Yesterday, the White House officially announced that Trump would visit Ireland to “renew the deep and historic ties between our two nations” as part of a larger trip to Europe. Let’s just say that it didn’t take long before a new hashtag — #TrumpIsNotWelcomeInIreland — was born. Pretty much as soon as the president’s visit was confirmed, people in Ireland began protesting and freaking out.
The reactions were brutal, to say the least. Many gave powerful responses about why Trump would not be welcomed, and some also promised protests. To deepen the wound for Trump, many even reminded the undeserving POTUS that the world still loves his predecessor, Barack Obama. Here are some of the most notable reactions to Trump’s planned visit:
Trump is coming to Ireland in November. Must organise the welcoming party…. pic.twitter.com/kptL9Kie2Q
— Pauline Murphy (@RealPMurphy) August 31, 2018
If Trump does visit Ireland in November, I think it would be wonderful if absolutely nobody, and I mean nobody, turned out to see him. Make it the exact opposite of when the Obamas visited.
— Dave Humphreys (@LordHumphreys) August 31, 2018
No, No, No, No: Trump to visit Ireland in November.
I hope every woman, man and child is ready for mass protest. Make it the largest protest Ireland has ever seen. And say to to racism, misogyny and hate. pic.twitter.com/QNXdKMVh84
— John O’Brennan (@JohnOBrennan2) August 31, 2018
Hey UK, we’re gonna need your Trump blimp soon. Thanks, Ireland 😐 #DonaldTrump
— maggie (@maggiecrowley_) August 31, 2018
— Carole (Ducky) (@IrPsych) August 31, 2018
Trump can come to Ireland on two conditions: all official engagements take place in Barack Obama Plaza and all photos are taken right beside the life size cardboard cutout of Barack Obama. Take it or leave it.
— ⭐ amy o’connor ⭐ (@amyohconnor) August 31, 2018