Trump trip to Ireland sparks plans for protests

Trump trip to Ireland sparks plans for protests
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpBill Kristol resurfaces video of Pence calling Obama executive action on immigration a 'profound mistake' ACLU says planned national emergency declaration is 'clear abuse of presidential power' O'Rourke says he'd 'absolutely' take down border wall near El Paso if he could MORE’s plans to visit Ireland after the midterm elections have already appeared to inspire plans for protests.

Less than one day after the White House announced the president’s fall travel plans, the Ireland Green Party organized a Facebook event for a march to demonstrate that Trump and his “destructive politics of hate” are not welcome in the country.

As of Saturday evening, more than 4,000 people had RSVPed “yes” to the event, and more than 18,000 said they were “interested” in attending.

“Donald Trump's administration champions policies that are destroying our planet, destabilising international order, and reaching new political depths by appealing to racism, misogyny, xenophobia and hatred,” the Facebook event reads.

The event page calls for the center-right Irish government to cancel the visit, and if they don’t, for Irish people to turn out in record numbers to protest. 

“[Trump’s] policies do not reflect Irish people's values - we need to show him and the world that this is not normal,” the event reads. “Decency, integrity and fact-based politics still exist and are worth defending.”

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan also shared the event on Twitter.

The White House announced Friday that the president will visit Ireland as part of a four-country tour after the U.S. midterms. He will also visit France, Colombia and Argentina.

Trump was greeted by massive protests on his trip to the UK earlier this year, with thousands turning out for marches in London and at his Scotland golf course.