Arlene Foster hopes to invite Donald Trump to the Open Golf


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Arlene Foster attends events in Washington DC before St. Patrick's Day

Arlene Foster said she hoped to invite Donald Trump to attend the Open Golf Championship, which will take place this summer in Northern Ireland.

The leader of the DUP was speaking in Washington DC, where she participated in events organized before St. Patrick's Day.

On Thursday, she is scheduled to attend a luncheon on Capitol Hill, hosted by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and delivered by Donald Trump.

Ms. Foster stated that she would extend the invitation if she met the US President.

The Open Championship will be held at Royal Portrush in July.

The DUP official said "of course" that she would invite President Trump to Northern Ireland if she had any opportunity.

"It will be one of the biggest events ever held in Northern Ireland," she told BBC News.

"It will be a huge event and I think this one will put Northern Ireland on the map in terms of golf."

Asked about possible oppositions to the visit, Ms. Foster said: "He is democratically elected, like everyone else."

DUP MP Ian Paisley has already invited Trump to visit Northern Ireland.

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On Wednesday night, Mrs Foster's party members were on the losing side in a vote to reject a Brexit without agreement.

An amended motion of the government was passed by 321 to 278, a majority of 43, reinforcing the message that members do not want to leave without an agreement.


The DUP leader, Arlene Foster, announced that she would invite Donald Trump to attend the British Open on the occasion of the staging in Portrush.

"What we believe is if you take it [no deal] off the table then you weaken your hand, "said Ms. Foster.

"We think this is not the case when you are in such a high-stakes negotiation, and you should try to have the strongest hand possible.

"We think it was a mistake."

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Ms Foster also rejected the UK's suggestion to propose tariffs in the event of a Brexit without agreement, which would place Northern Ireland under a regime different from that of the rest of the United Kingdom. United.

On Wednesday, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar hinted that this would be the case.

It is proposed not to impose tariffs on Irish products destined for Northern Ireland, but certain Irish food products entering Great Britain would be subject to high tariffs.

"From a constitutional and economic point of view, we are essentially staying in the UK in a" no deal "scenario, Ms. Foster said.

"Our problem with the safety net is that it separates us from the rest of the UK and, of course, the taoiseach knows it."