Donald Trump cancels trip to Ireland

"The U.S. side has cited scheduling reasons".

But White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders later told reporters that no final decision had been made, suggesting the proposed visit could still yet happen.

The visit to Ireland, announced by the White House in early September, was scheduled to be combined with Trump's trip to Paris to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War I.

"The president will travel to Paris in November as previously announced", she said.

Had it gone ahead, the visit of the US President, who likes to constantly remind us that he has property in Ireland, was certain to be met with mass protests, with the appearance of the "Baby Trump" blimp among the projected highlights of what would doubtless have been a carnival of anti-Trump action.

A planned November trip to Ireland that President Donald Trump was scheduled to take has been canceled, an Irish government official told HuffPost on Tuesday, but the White House said it's still a possibility. "As details are confirmed we will let you know".

The President's trip, planned for November 12th after Armistice Day commemorations in France, will not now happen.

Last month, the White House said Mr Trump would visit Ireland as part of a wider trip to Europe to "renew the deep and historic ties between our two nations".

"But the Irish element is set to be cancelled", the newspaper reported.

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, who as a cabinet minister opposed extending an invitation to Trump before changing his mind when he became prime minister, had described the trip as coming "a little bit out of the blue", but said the office of the USA president must be respected.

As a cabinet minister, Mr Varadkar had opposed extending an invitation to Mr Trump before changing his mind when he became Prime Minister.

Opposition to the visit in Ireland was been expressed by the leader of the Labour Party in the Republic of Ireland, Brendan Howlin, saying Trump is "no friend of democracy or human rights".

Last week, Mr Varadkar said the news that Mr Trump was to visit Ireland "came a little bit out of the blue".

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