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Trump Praises Contributions of Irish-Americans at Lunch with Irish Taoiseach

President Trump, speaking at a St. Patrick’s Day luncheon with Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny, praised the contributions of “Irish immigrants and their descendants” to the United States.

“They fought for America in war and combat, and their battlefield courage has earned admiration and acclaim throughout the world,” Trump said. “They have great courage.”

Trump praised the tradition of St. Patrick’s Day parades in the United States: “With each subsequent year, the Irish people marched past another accomplishment and celebrated another very hard earned success. And they have had tremendous success, all over the world, but in this country, they have had tremendous success.”

“They celebrated their shared success in American society with the election of John F. Kennedy,” Trump said to applause.