Why did Trump call Enda Kenny before Theresa May?

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That Special Relationship is looking kind of.....unspecial. According to The Guardian as of five hours ago, the USA's presdent-elect had called "nine world leaders": namely those of Ireland, Mexico, Israel, Egypt, Turkey, India, Japan, Australia and South Korea.

Ireland? Yes....little old Ireland with its rain-drenched landscape and its population not much more than that of a large town in Lankasheer.

I thought that post-Brexit UK was going to be at the front of the queue? Shurely shome mishtake....!

Trump has thus far talked to the leaders of Ireland, Mexico, Israel, Egypt, Turkey, India, Japan, Australia and South Korea, according to various reports.

A Downing Street spokesman said a phone call between May and Trump was “being arranged now”. He said: “They will speak at the earliest possible opportunity.”
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/10/theresa-may-still-awaiting-call-from-donald-trump?CMP=fb_gu
 


mangaire2

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Why did Trump call Enda Kenny before Theresa May?

simple really.
alphabetical order.
K comes before M.
 

off with their heads

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Kenny should take this opportunity to secure a visa program with the Donald for starters
 

TakeitAll

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That Special Relationship is looking kind of.....unspecial. According to The Guardian as of five hours ago, the USA's presdent-elect had called "nine world leaders": namely those of Ireland, Mexico, Israel, Egypt, Turkey, India, Japan, Australia and South Korea.

Ireland? Yes....little old Ireland with its rain-drenched landscape and its population not much more than that of a large town in Lankasheer.

I thought that post-Brexit UK was going to be at the front of the queue? Shurely shome mishtake....!



https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/10/theresa-may-still-awaiting-call-from-donald-trump?CMP=fb_gu
A chat with Kenny would be easy enough compared to Merkel, May et al so he was probably getting a bit of practice in.
 

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Because he wants to come here on a visit.

Get the red carpet out folks.

Its gonna be big.
 

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According to CNN news earlier, its the leaders of those countries who rang Trump to offer their congratulations on his victory, some countries are simply passed to a Presidential aide who passes their congrats along, some are considered important enough to be put through to the man himself. Ireland, apparently, is on the latter list.

Teresa May just didn't get to the phone as fast as Enda.
 

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That's gas. This is gonna be fun.

Betcha he's on the phone to Russia right now. ;)
 

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That's gas. This is gonna be fun.

Betcha he's on the phone to Russia right now. ;)
Let us pray that you are right.

Trump and Putin can end the Syrian civil war kept alive by the winds of Obama and Hilarys hatred.
 

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The poor old British and their Special Relationship - still crazy after all these years.
 
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According to CNN news earlier, its the leaders of those countries who rang Trump to offer their congratulations on his victory, some countries are simply passed to a Presidential aide who passes their congrats along, some are considered important enough to be put through to the man himself. Ireland, apparently, is on the latter list.

Teresa May just didn't get to the phone as fast as Enda.
The 40 million folks who define themselves as Irish-American would count in that calculation.The fact that most of them have only a fleeting connection with this country isn't that important. It gives us a direct annual route into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue that other European countries of similar size such as Norway, Finland, Austria, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Croatia would give their eye teeth for.
 

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May was out of cover in remote parts of outer Mongolia chasing a trade deal
 

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Does this mean that Enda was the first European leader that Trump has spoken too?

Has to mean something if true!
 


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