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Awkward… Trump treads on Ireland’s borders

DONALD TRUMP risked causing a diplomatic upset after suggesting a border wall could be built in Ireland — similar to one he wants between the US and Mexico.

The president made the comment to Ireland’s premier Leo Varadkar as he expressed his hope the Brexit row over Ireland and Northern Ireland would be resolved.

He told him: ‘I think it will all work out very well also for you, with your wall, your border, I mean we have a border situation in the United States and you have one over here.’

Mr Varadkar interjected to say: ‘The main thing we want to avoid, of course, is a border or wall.’

Mr Trump replied: ‘I think you do. The way it works now is good, you want to try and keep it that way, and I know that’s a big point of contention — with respect to Brexit.’