President Trump on Thursday hosted Prime Minister Enda Kenny at the White House for its annual St. Patrick’s Day events, a tradition dating back to the 1950s that celebrates the bonds between the two countries.
“I love Ireland,” Mr. Trump said when Irish news reports shouted questions about whether he’d visit Ireland during his presidency.
“I really love Ireland,” the president continued. “I’ll be back.”
The St. Patrick’s Day schedule included a breakfast with Vice President Mike Pence and a luncheon later at the Capitol.
At the breakfast, Mr. Kenny pledged his country’s lasting friendship.
“Ireland and the EU will never be but a friend to the United States,” he said.
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