Donald Trump has referred to Ireland as part of the UK 5 years ago

Donald Trump has referred to Ireland as part of the UK

Just when you think he's done it all...

US President Donald Trump is visiting the United Kingdom this week and is set to meet everyone from the Queen to Theresa May while ticking off a number of things on his agenda.


Having previously said that "British people like me a lot, The police build barriers to stop be getting mobbed," it looks like the 45th president has no fears about making his presence known in the UK.

His Irish reputation may need some holding after the trip, however, as on his very first day on British soil, Trump made the gravest of faux pas when he referred to Ireland as a part of the United Kingdom.

The Donald made the comment while speaking at an emergency press conference called by NATO after Trump insisted on increased defence spending.

He was asked about Brexit and the prospect of protests on his UK visit.


Referring to his UK visit, which began on Thursday, Trump told the room of reporters:

"I believe that the people in the UK - Scotland, Ireland, as you know I have property in Ireland, I have property all over - I think that those people they like me a lot and they agree with me on immigration."

Trump used his time on the podium to curb concerns over protests during his time in the UK when he included Ireland in the UK pool.

Well, there goes the Irish vote.


Earlier in the week, Trump took aim at Germany while attending the NATO summit, commenting on their expenditure when it comes to defence purposes.

"I have to say I think it's very sad when Germany makes a massive oil and gas deal with Russia where you're supposed to be guarding against Russia, and Germany goes out and pays billions and billions of dollars a year to Russia," Trump began.

"So we're protecting Germany, we're protecting France, we're protecting all of these countries, and then numerous of the countries go out and make a pipeline deal with Russia where they're paying billions of dollars into the coffers of Russia."

After his highly-(un)anticipated trip to the UK, Trump is scheduled to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki next week.