Trump’s election has left the Irish reeling, especially those who voted for him.
The most visible victims of his victory have been the Irish, but the same cannot be said for those who have fled the country as a result of the president’s policies.
Some, like Conor Murphy, the director of a Dublin-based group, The Irish Americans, have gone as far as to launch an Irish Twitter account to help counter the backlash.
“The Irish in the United States are being bullied, insulted and demonised and we have to get our heads out of our asses and speak up and speak out,” said Murphy.
The Irish American group is not alone in its criticism of Trump.
Trump’s campaign was a direct challenge to Irish society, said Conor Murphy.
“He has said he wants to make America great again and we’ve seen what he has done to our country, especially our Irish community,” said the director.
“His rhetoric and the way he has behaved towards the Irish has been very threatening.
It’s clear that this is a man who has no understanding of the values of our country.”
But Trump’s supporters are far from the only ones questioning the country’s values.
Irish President Michael D Higgins says he has been “shocked” by Trump’s policies and is “disappointed” in his presidency.
“As a former president I am disappointed and shocked by the results of this election, which are a disgrace for our country and the future of our nation,” said Mr Higgins.
It has been my honour and my privilege to lead this country.” “
I would like to say a huge thank you to all the people of Ireland for voting for me.
It has been my honour and my privilege to lead this country.”
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