President Trump's sons pour Guinness pints on the house for locals at Irish village during D-Day European tour
Eric and Donald Trump Jr offered a free round of drinks to local pubgoers after being greeted by fervent Trump supporters upon their arrival in the Irish village of Doonbeg
President Donald Trump's sons went on a short pub crawl in an Irish village during their father's D-Day European tour. What's more? They even poured and sponsored some pints of Guinness for local pubgoers. Donald Trump Jr. and his younger brother Eric joined locals at a string of pubs in Doonbeg, County Clare, on Wednesday, June 5, evening, according to a Mirror report.
The president's sons poured pints of Guinness and even posed for selfies with fans of Trump outside the pubs.
After holding talks with Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, the US president arrived in Doonbeg earlier in the day and stayed the night at his golf resort in the village. "You guys are so warm to us every single time," Eric told regulars from behind the bar. "You are truly some of the most incredible people in the world and I hope we've made you very very proud and I hope we've made Ireland very proud."
The duo offered to buy everyone a drink on their dime, sparking fervent cheers from the crowds for his family. "So let me ask a question. Does Doonbeg love Trump?" Eric asked pubgoers. The crowds responded with a huge chorus of "Yes!"
"And we love this place more than anything. So thank you guys for the hospitality. It's awesome," Eric added.
At some point during the celebration, a priest presented the brothers with a landscape photograph. The Trumps then stayed back to listen to some traditional Irish music.
A reporter approached Eric out of the blue and asked him if he supports his father's stance on climate change. "I'm not here to talk politics. We get a lot of love in Doonbeg, I don't see many people protesting here," he replied. He then turned to the crowds and asked them if they were protesting. "No!" they cheered in response.
The otherwise quiet village erupted into a carnivalesque celebration just moments after Trump and his wife Melania touched down at the Doonbeg golf resort. Irish dancers took to the main streets and jived to Céilí music, while locals waved American and Irish flags along with the controversial Make America Great Again hats. Several young men were seen sporting the American flag over their shoulders. Furthermore, the streets were lined with American and Irish flags erected side by side on lamp-posts to ensure the president felt welcome during his visit.
Paul Markham, a big supporter of Trump, made an American-inspired top hat with the help of a few neighbors. He hopes his work will catch Trump's attention if he visits the village. "I think it's a great céad míle fáilte (Irish welcome) for him to Ireland and to this historic village," he said. "The atmosphere is building up and we are all here to welcome the Trump family. It's a great occasion. He's providing employment for West Clare and tourism. We are hoping Donald will come down from his hotel and into the village. People are anxiously waiting to greet him. He'll get a great welcome."