hopefully they dont show the roads in clare on prime time tv , shocking for any country in the 21st centuryI would not go that far ....... but it is a private visit, and Trump will be mainly visiting his own property.
On the credit side:
- - Doonbeg and Co Clare will appear on prime time US TV. Can't be bad.
- - For a private visit, pomp and officialdom can be kept to a minimum. No honorary degrees or addressing the Dail,. Our own President can sit on or in his Aras, and not be bothered. The Taoiseach may have to step up.
- - No real debits to Ireland. A cool & dignified protest would be appropriate, I think, but my expectation is that Trump will stay in the background.