Ryan Tubridy has supported Enda Kenny’s decision to meet the newly appointed American President, Donald J. Trump.
The Late Late Show host has also expressed interest in interviewing Trump on his chat show.
“I think you’d have to interview him, for sure, what journalist in their right mind wouldn’t want to get close to that? If only for the spectacle of it.
“I get the point that he’s this, that and the other and I accept that entirely but it would be impossible to say no to having a look, asking the question and just seeing it all, it is compelling whatever you think of him,” he added.
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The father-of-two spoke at the launch of his new children’s book, Patrick and the President and told the Irish Mirror, “I think Enda has to go, I think he’s going to see the president of the United States of America, and he’s not going to see Donald Trump for breakfast of something.”
The RTÉ star fears for the future relationship between America and Ireland given the Presidents ‘temperament’, if Enda doesn’t go to meet Trump on St. Patrick’s Day.
Ryan said, “Given the nature of the president and his temperament I think that if the Taoiseach goes around and says he’s not going he’d bring the shutters down. If we close down that one day every year we get every year with the US President then that window might not ever open again.
“You can be hysterical in your reaction to it or you can think long-term, we have a lot of good Irish people over there that need to be minded now more than ever. I’ll be watching with interest, as we all will, the shamrock ceremony this year, that’s going to be some serious television,” he added.