Taoiseach to raise trade, gay and transgender rights with Donald Trump

Varadkar rejects call not to meet Trump and ‘green-wash’ his ‘racist, homophobic’ views.

Leo Varadkar

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Ireland will raise issues such as gay and transgender rights when he meets Donald Trump at the White House next week, he has told the Dáil.

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He rejected a call by Solidarity TD Paul Murphy that he should not meet Mr Trump.

Mr Murphy called on Mr Varadkar not to meet Mr Trump because he was “racist, sexist and dangerous”.

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