President Donald Trump on Thursday sharply criticized Britain's handling of negotiations over leaving the European Union, saying the talks have been bungled and that the debate was dividing the country.
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Ireland's Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 14, 2018.
In an unhelpful intervention for the prime minister, the president said that the issue was tearing the United Kingdom apart and that it would probably be forced to delay Brexit.
"I'm surprised at how badly it's all gone from the standpoint of a negotiation", he said.
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Prior to the breakfast, Varadkar said differences between their administrations' views on gay rights are clear, but that the two countries have a good working relationship, according to the Independent.
On the prospect of another referendum, Mr Trump said: "I don't think another vote would be possible because it would be very unfair to the people that won".
"I's a shame it has to be that way but I think we will stay right in our lane, ' said Mr Trump, who claimed 'I'm not sure anybody knows" what is happening.
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Of his Irish grandfather, VP Pence said: "He was proud of being American but I can still hear that Irish brogue".
Mr Trump was asked if he was still a Brexit supporter. "I predicted it was going to happen", he said.
Nr Varadkar was speaking at the Ireland Funds dinner in the National Building Museum during his annual St Patrick's Day visit to the US.
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Varadkar even spoke about his sexuality at the Naval Observatory.
Government sources confirmed that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been told that congressman Richard Neale will reintroduce the E3 scheme and has said so to senate minority leader Chuck Schumer.
Varadkar, who was Ireland's health minister at the time, publicly announced his sexual orientation in a radio interview earlier that year, describing it as "part of my character, I suppose".
Pence glossed over the Brexit disagreement as he welcomed Varadkar for the breakfast, and grew nostalgic as he recounted his grandfather's emigration from Ireland and his own affection for the country.More news: US Plans First Tests of New Short and Intermediate-Range Missiles
At the traditional shamrock presentation at the White House on Thursday evening, Mr Varadkar praised Mr Trump's ambitions to "make America Great Again".