Possibly the most cringe-inducing thing we’ve seen all week was the spectacle of Donald Trump and the missus arriving into Shannon Airport on TrumpAir, to a bizarre reception consisting of an Irish musical trio – harp, violin and vocalist.
The music could barely be heard over the whine of the jet and the trio’s cocktail attire looked completely out of place at an airstrip.
It’s great and all that the big man is set to provide 150 new jobs at his recently purchased Doonbeg resort, but did we really have to stoop to forelock tugging and cap doffing in gratitude?
Thank God for small mercies, though, at least they didn’t include an Irish dancing girl…
Céad míle fáilte indeed!