President Donald Trump’s postponed fall visit to Ireland sparked a Twitter mini-celebration among some on the Emerald Isle on Tuesday.
Hundreds of people on Twitter ― many of whom had vowed to protest Trump’s trip, when it was first announced in August ― shared triumphant GIFs and messages in response to the news. Whether Trump will actually visit Ireland later this year is still unclear.
The Irish prime minister’s office confirmed the postponement, saying “the U.S. side has cited scheduling issues.” But White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday that Trump has yet to make a final decision on visiting Ireland.
Nevertheless, the confusion did nothing to dampen people’s spirits online:
When you heard that Donald Trump has cancelled his trip to Ireland pic.twitter.com/3E9MPgiMoY— Mary Mc Intyre (@Mc1988) September 11, 2018
The people of #Ireland won. They didn’t want #TrumpInIreland, so he isn’t going to show up. 😄 Nobody wants this ignorant embarrassment anywhere! 😠 Funerals, weddings, countries... pic.twitter.com/ycDY1Qnjbp— Cyndy 💜 (@Lavender4CC) September 12, 2018
Trump trip to Ireland cancelled 🎉— Vincent (@Planetwaves20) September 11, 2018
He got the message he wasn’t welcome in Ireland 🇮🇪 😁
We can send the Baby Blimp to whatever poor country will next be blighted by a visit from him 👶
Irish people make it clear that Trump is not welcome to visit.— John O'Brennan (@JohnOBrennan2) September 11, 2018
And it works....Trump visit cancelled. Well done, Ireland.https://t.co/fz8sQULChr
CAN YOU CANCEL MY HOTEL BOOKING? pic.twitter.com/IxusDX6wXG— Noel Rock (@NoelRock) September 11, 2018
Trump has cancelled his trip to Ireland. 😁 pic.twitter.com/8HAa2qJu6W— Emma #KeepThePoet 🏳️🌈🇮🇪🐢 (@Headyeuphoria) September 11, 2018
Thrilled to hear that Trump's visit to Ireland has been cancelled. We didn't want him here. We were loud about it too.— Miriam Kennedy (@Miriam_Kennedy) September 11, 2018
Trump's visit to Ireland has been cancelled!— Pauline Murphy (@RealPMurphy) September 11, 2018
Must go and disband the welcoming committee. pic.twitter.com/NgYj17eHsv
Very glad to see that the Irish State will not be rolling out the red carpet to host President Trump. His values are a betrayal of those that Irish people hold dear.— Roisin Shortall (@RoisinShortall) September 11, 2018
Trump cancels visit to Ireland, i wonder why? He would have got the bigliest, tremendous, best welcome 😜— Carmen Mayes (@carmen_mayes) September 11, 2018
then again , most of Ireland doesn’t really like orange 😉 pic.twitter.com/HuWeTN4tWB
Glad to see that Trump has decided not to come to Ireland. Our strong bond with the USA is not dependent on us being nice to an erratic, undignified, dangerous liar no matter what position he holds.— Colum Eastwood (@columeastwood) September 11, 2018
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