Mrs Brown's Boys star Brendan O'Carroll can says he can finally sleep at night now Trump's presidency is ending
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Mrs Brown's Boys star Brendan O'Carroll can says he can finally sleep at night now Trump's presidency is ending

BRENDAN O'CARROLL has spoken of his delight that President Donald Trump will no longer be president.

The Mrs Brown's Boys star, who owns a home in Florida and splits his time between the United States and Ireland, said he would 'finally be able to get some sleep' when Trump no longer has access to the nuclear codes.

Speaking to The Irish Sun, the popular actor said that the result of the 2020 US Election was like a weight being lifted off his shoulders.

"As soon as the election was announced for Joe Biden, in my circle of friends, you could see the weight coming off their shoulders," he said.

"When Trump goes I’ll actually be able to get some sleep," he added, "because for the last four years I’ve been exhausted going ‘what did he say? what did he do?’"

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Mrs Brown's Boys star Brendan O'Carroll has long been a vocal critic of Donald Trump

O'Carroll went on to say that there was always an undercurrent of fear that the President could start a nuclear war "if he didn't like someone".

"Not for any political reason, or because he disagrees with them ideologically — just because he’s a 'me, me' sort of guy.”

It is far from the first time the Mrs Brown's Boys star has spoken of his disdain for Mr Trump-- in June, he spoke to Irish radio show Liveline where he said he was "sick to my stomach" when the president cleared peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters away from the White House in order to stage a photo-op with a bible in front of a church.

"I was sick to my stomach," O'Carroll told presenter Joe Duffy. "The police and the National Guard charged the people on Lafayette Avenue down that street so he could appear for a photoshoot with a bible. It was sickening to watch."

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And in November, in the days before America took to the polls to vote for the next US President, O'Carroll told RTÉ's Claire Byrne Live that Trump was a "bully", and that was the reason some Americans liked him.

On the same show, he predicted a "landslide" win for Democrat Joe Biden-- but while Biden did win the presidency, the fallout from the election continues, as Donald Trump has been impeached for the second time in part due to his baseless claims of a rigged election and voter fraud.

The latest vote passed by 232-197, with 10 Republicans siding with the Democrats.

The article of impeachment stated that Mr Trump "repeatedly issued false statements asserting that the presidential election results were fraudulent and should not be accepted".

It says he then repeated these claims and "willfully made statements to the crowd that encouraged and foreseeably resulted in lawless action at the Capitol", leading to the violence and loss of life.

"President Trump gravely endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of government, threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transition of power, and imperilled a coequal branch of government," the article read.

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Trump will now face trial in the Senate.