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Irish senator rips his government for cozying up to Trump: ‘America has just elected a fascist’

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Governments around the world contacted Donald Trump this week to congratulate him on his presidential victory — but one politician in Ireland is not happy about it.

The Irish Independent reports that Senator Aodhán O’Riordáin gave an impassioned speech on Thursday that lambasted his government for already trying to cozy up to President Elect Trump.

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“America has just elected a fascist and the best thing that the good people in Ireland can do is to ring him up and ask him, is it OK to still bring the shamrock on Saint Patrick’s Day?” he said. “I am embarrassed by the reaction of the Irish government to what has happened in America. I can’t believe the reaction from An Taoiseach and from the government.”

O’Riordáin went onto explain why he wasn’t merely speaking through partisan hyperbole.

“I don’t use the term fascist lightly,” he said. “What else would you call someone who threatens to imprison his political opponents. What else would you call somebody who threatens to not allow people of a certain political faith into their country. What would you say, or what would you call somebody who was threatening to deport 10 million people.”

He then went on to connect Trump’s election with the rise of far-right parties throughout Europe.

“Can the government not understand what’s happening?” he asked. “We are at an ugly international crossroads. What’s happening in Britain is appalling. What’s happening across Europe is appalling. It has echoes from the 1930s. And America, the most powerful country in the world, has just elected a fascist!”

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Why saying ‘OK boomer’ at work is considered age discrimination – but millennial put-downs aren’t

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Republicans are getting scared about Gordon Sondland’s Wednesday impeachment testimony: report

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‘There is no managing Donald Trump’: White House Republicans blasted for their myth of ‘adults in the room’

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The Susan Glasser article was titled, "The spectacular failure of the Trump wranglers."

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