JOE BIDEN would be a better ally to the interests of Ireland than Donald Trump if elected US president, a senior democrat has claimed
Speaking at a virtual rally for Irish-American voters, Democratic Congressman Brendan Boyle said Biden would do more to protect the Good Friday Agreement in any eventual Brexit deal.
He also suggested Trump was no ally of Irish-American interests.
"We fortunately have many allies on Capitol Hill. One place that has not been an ally is the Oval Office," Boyle said.
"What a refreshing change it will be to have Joe Biden come this January. To have someone who supports the Good Friday Agreement and wants to protect it. Someone who is not mindlessly cheerleading for Brexit no matter the cost," he added.
President Trump has previously spoken of his support for the Northern Ireland peace process.
However, during a previous visit to Ireland, he left then-Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visibly confused by his assessment of the situation involving Brexit.
"Probably you'll ask me about Brexit because I just left some very good people who are very much involved with Brexit as you know, and I think it will all work out very well," Trump said.
"And also for you, with your wall, your border. We have a border situation in the United States and you have one over here, but I hear it's going to work out very well."
Varadkar was quick to point out the Irish government wanted to avoid "a border or wall" between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Trump has some links to Ireland thanks to his Doonbeg hotel and golf resort.
Biden has made frequent references to his Irish heritage down the years and the family roots he has in Louth and Mayo.