WHITE HOUSE HOPEFUL Mitt Romney is to meet with Ireland’s Taoiseach Enda Kenny during his six-day tour of Europe and the Middle East.
The Government’s press office confirmed to TheJournal.ie that Romney had requested the meeting in his capacity as former Governor of Massachusetts.
A spokesperson said, “Following a request from Mitt Romney, arrangements are being finalised for Friday.”
The meeting will take place ahead of the Olympic Games opening ceremony in London on 27 July.
The Republican nominee for this year’s US Presidential Election has few positive connections with Ireland so far. In fact, his rival – the incumbent Barack Obama – has slated him for using the island as a “tax haven” and Nobel prize-wining economist Paul Krugman has warned that Romney’s economic plans would lead to an Irish-style recession in the US. Ouch.
Romney is also due to meet British PM David Cameron, as well as his deputy Nick Clegg and former leader Tony Blair while in London. Maybe someone should tell the Governor about Obama and Cameron’s bromance before he embarrasses himself?