About five miles from Cork, Ireland sits the Blarney Stone, which for 200 years has boasted of bestowing the gift of "eloquence" to the untold minions who've kissed it. As much as Donald Trump is in need of kissing the Blarney Stone to acquire so much as a hint of eloquence, it appears this will not occur. The world will have to wait for the President's vocabulary to expand beyond "tremendous" to describe everything from a hurricane gathering strength in the Atlantic before hitting his country, "Tremendously big and tremendously wet" to the Queen of England, a "tremendous woman."
Just after a number of groups announced they planned to stage protests during Donald Trump's scheduled trip to Ireland where he was to visit Dublin and his own golf resort in the village of Doonbeg, the White House abruptly canceled the trip. Trump was to visit Ireland in conjunction with a November 11th commemoration in Paris of the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended WWI.
Back in January, Trump also canceled a planned visit to Britain amid fears of mass protests. He was to attend the opening of the new U.S. Embassy, but instead dispatched then Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson. Trump attempted to cover his fear of protesters by instead blaming former president Barack Obama, claiming he sold the previous embassy for too little money, tweeting that it was a "Bad deal" despite the fact that the deal had been made when George W. Bush was still president.
Since Great Britain is one of the United States' greatest allies, Trump had to eventually make the trip. This past July, he visited Britain, and despite his best efforts to avoid protesters, 200,000 showed up.