By Ray O’Hanlon
President Trump is planning a visit to Ireland in November.
The White House said Friday that the president will make the trip to Ireland “to renew the deep and historic ties between our two nations.”
Mr. Trump has an open invitation to visit Ireland issued by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.
The announced visit could mean that Washington will finally get around to nominating an ambassador to Dublin.
There hasn’t been one since Ambassador Kevin O’Malley left the post in January, 2017.
The Hill newspaper reported that the president was planning four overseas trips after the midterm elections on November 6, Ireland being one of them.
He will travel to Paris for a November 11 ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I.
A visit to Argentina for the G-20 summit is also slated for November as is a visit to Colombia.