1. Artor says

    Isn’t it embarrassing to see tRump standing next to someone who is an actual statesman?

  2. Usernames! (╯°□°)╯︵ ʎuʎbosıɯ says

    I don’t think Trump was listening from his scowl.
    — Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls (#2)

    No doubt bored out of his skull. President Bannon should’ve given Orangy a fidget to keep him occupied.

  3. tbtabby says

    Not only was St. Patrick an immigrant, he was Ben Carson’s brand of immigrant, having been kidnapped from his birthplace by pirates!

  4. Mobius says

    I wonder what Trump is gonna tweet once he realizes that his stance on immigrants was being rebuked.

  5. says

    The day began with a cringe-worthy, mildly offensive Irish cliche in front of a room-full of Irish people, and it all went downhill from there.
    “Top of the morning,” said Vice President Pence, as he hosted Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny at his residence for breakfast Thursday.
    Really? The reaction by Irish on social media was palpable.


  6. screechymonkey says

    It wouldn’t occur to Trump to be offended. Irish immigrants are the good kind of immigrant. You know, the kind that believes in western values, rather than, uh, sharia law, and … uh… fuck, it. They’re white.

    (And yes, I know that, ironically, the Irish weren’t always considered “white”)

  7. robro says

    screechymonkey — “They’re white.” Now, yes, but not so much at the time Enda Kenny is talking about. As he says, they were the “refuse,” and were much reviled. Many of them were also potential terrorists, for the English. In The Professor and the Mad Man, Simon Winchester asserts that many Irish came to America during the Civil War and volunteered for the Union Army specifically to learn how to fight so they could go back to Ireland and drive out the English.

  8. gijoel says

    They should swap his smart phone for an etch-o-sketch. He wouldn’t notice and the rest of the world wouldn’t have to hear his bloviating opinions.

  9. wcaryk says

    And of course during the mid-nineteenth century there was the same anti-immigrant hysteria directed towards the Irish that Trump is stirring up towards Middle Easterners today. Including the “They will outbreed us!” trope so popular with the xenophobe contingent.