‘I give them a lot, a lot of credit’: US President Donald Trump gushes over Ireland and the Irish
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‘I give them a lot, a lot of credit’: US President Donald Trump gushes over Ireland and the Irish

IN the midst of yet another controversy over his links to Russia, Donald Trump has found time to praise Ireland as one of the best countries to do business with.

The US President was asked about his plans for the economy, and used Ireland as an example of a country doing “an amazing job”.

Trump told the Economist: "You look at Ireland. I own a great property in Ireland that I bought during their downturn. And I give the Irish a lot, a lot of credit.

"They never raised their taxes. You know you would have thought when they were going through that really they would've doubled and tripled their taxes. They never raised it a penny.

“And they got through it and they are thriving now. Ireland's done an amazing job. A lot of companies have moved to Ireland and they like it.

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"But we're going to be getting a lot of companies moving back and we're going to get very few companies leaving the United States because we went from the highest tax rate of not only major, you know they always say major countries, just about the highest tax rate period."

"But we're going to be getting a lot of companies moving back and we're going to get very few companies leaving the United States because we went from the highest tax rate of not only major, you know they always say major countries, just about the highest tax rate period,” he added.

President Trump owns the Doonbeg golf resort and hotel in Co. Clare, where his son Eric visited last month.

“My father loves this country, loves this hotel. He loves this place, loves everything this symbolises. I would love him to see this and everything we have accomplished,” Eric Trump told Clare FM in April.

“From a big picture standpoint, Ireland will have no better ally in the world than America, it has always been that way, but even more so.”

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