Varadkar praises Trump presidency as he issues reminder of American values

Leo Varadkar listens as Donald Trump holds court in the Oval Office

Leo Varadkar listens as Donald Trump holds court in the Oval Office

U.S. President Donald Trump (L) welcomes Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar (C) at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on March 14, 2019.

"It's tearing a country apart", said Trump, who has cheered from the sidelines for Brexit and the populist and nationalist British politicians who have championed it. "I think what we offer is certainty that even though there may be changes in government, even though we may go through different economic cycles of recession or growth, that is a certainty and I think that gives investors or potential investors that certainty you need if you're making the... I hate to see everything being ripped apart now".

He said: "I don't think another vote would be possible because it would be very unfair to the people that won".

"We have a different opinion, president", Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said mildly.

Mr Murphy and law society president Patrick Dorgan travelled to Washington DC where the Government's "Ireland: An global legal centre" initiative was launched at the Irish Embassy as part of the St Patrick's Day celebrations.

But he insisted: "We are going to have a very strong border very soon", and he praised law enforcement officers catching "thousands of illegal aliens a month".

Mr Murphy said, 'Brexit, and the uncertainty surrounding it, poses unique and hard challenges for Ireland and Irish business.

He said he would like to see the "whole situation with Brexit work out", adding "we are talking with them about trade and we can do a very big trade deal with the UK".

The US president also elaborated on the relationship that he's developing with Varadkar.

In a tweet, Mr Varadkar said: "Vice President Mike Pence invited me and Matt to his home at the Naval Observatory this morning".

"I'm not going to comment on Brexit". But that has been parked as an European Union proposal and we are now looking for a global solution from the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) and I think that is the right approach.

Meanwhile, Trump claimed that the United States "will stay right in our lane".

Mr Varadkar also said the leaders spoke about the issue of the undocumented Irish in the US.

Varadkar, meanwhile, was full of praise for Trump and his ambitions to "make America great again".

"I missed it previous year, and I would have loved to have been there".

Last night, he presented the US President, Donald Trump, with the traditional bowl of shamrock in a ceremony at the White House.