Kenny welcomes Trump

Donald J. Trump has been elected the 45th US president after a hard fought battle with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

The victory saw leading government officials from around the world, welcome Mr. Trump to his first official role in public office.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny congratulated the republican nominee and expressed hope for continued bilateral relations.

The Taoiseach announced he will “work closely with the new Administration and newly elected United States Congress to pursue comprehensive immigration reform”.

Mr Trump’s harsh stance on immigration policy has left many Irish people in America wondering where they stand in the 45th US President’s immigration reform plan.

Mr. Kenny also acknowledged the role of the US in global affairs and the shared challenges the cross-Atlantic nations face. The Taoiseach must now wait to see how Mr. Trump will deliver on ‘international peace’ and ‘security’.

The Taoiseach also congratulated former Secretary of State and “friend to Ireland”, Hillary Rodham Clinton for her campaign efforts following last night’s defeat

Vice-President Elect, Mike Pence was also recognised for his work during the campaign – while Mr. Kenny also referenced the will-be US VP’s Irish heritage.

The Taoiseach will continue to engage with President Obama until he completes his term on January 20th – giving way to the 45th US president – Donald J. Trump.

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