(CNSNews.com) – “How does a Biden trip to Ireland help counter China or end the war in Ukraine?” a reporter asked White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Thursday:
“So, let me just say a couple of things,” Jean-Pierre responded:
“The President is certainly looking forward to taking this trip to Northern Ireland and also the UK” (she meant Northern Ireland, which is in the UK, and the Republic of Ireland).
Biden’s trip begins in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on April 11-12.
He’ll visit the Republic of Ireland, home of his ancestors, April 12-14.
“We certainly will have more to share on this trip coming — in the upcoming days,” Jean-Pierre said.
“But I — I also want to lay out here the important — kind of the important history between U.S. and Ireland. Right? When you think about the waves of Irish immigrants who helped — who helped shape America’s spirit of freedom. That’s incredibly important as well.
“And I think telling that story, the President going there and being able to touch on his own — his own family story and the stories of many of Americans here, Irish Americans here, as you think about how this country was created and built and put together by immigrants — I think that’s important. I think that’s something that’s important to highlight.
“And the Pres- — the President is looking forward to that.”
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