Donald Trump criticises President Biden's visit to Ireland
The former US President criticised his successor for leaving America whilst "the world is exploding".
Donald Trump has hit out at President Joe Biden's four-day visit to his ancestral homeland, claiming that the trip to Ireland highlights the Democrat's incompetence.
The entrepreneur turned politician made the comments on Fox News, as the 76-year-old appeared on host Tucker Carlson's political chat show.
"He's now in Ireland. He's not going to have a news conference... when the world is exploding. I own a property in Ireland, I'm not going to Ireland", said Mr. Trump.
"The world is exploding around us. You could end up in a Third World War and this guy is going to be in Ireland!"
President Biden arrived in Ireland on Tuesday evening, with his visit to the country planned to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.
The whistle-stop tour around the Emerald Isle will also see Mr. Biden visit the counties of Louth and Mayo, where he enjoys close familial links. A trip to Dublin is also set for Thursday, with meetings with both President Higgins and the Taoiseach scheduled before an address to the Dáil.
Mr. Trump himself spent two days in Ireland during his Presidential term back in June of 2019. However, unlike President Biden, public appearances were limited with the potential 2024 Republican nominee opting to instead spend the majority of his stay at his golf resort in Doonbeg, County Clare.
In the interview, Mr. Trump did not speak to the anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, the principal reason for President Biden's visit.
The former President did not stop at criticising just Joe Biden, with Mr. Trump also offering a damning appraisal of French President Emmanuel Macron during the interview.
Accusing the French President of pandering to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, Mr. Trump stated "You got this crazy that is blowing up and the United States has absolutely no say. And Macron, who's a friend of mine, is over with China kissing his (Jinping's) ass".
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