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Trump to skip St. Patrick’s Day Hill luncheon, blames Pelosi

Irish eyes at the U.S. Capitol will not smile on President Donald Trump on St. Patrick’s Day.Trump is skipping an annual bipartisan luncheon with House and Senate lawmakers celebrating the ties that bind the U.S. and Ireland, a White House spokesman said.Trump blamed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.“Since the speaker has chosen to tear this nation apart with her actions and her rhetoric, the president will not participate in moments where she so often chooses to drive discord and disunity,” spokesman Judd Deere said in an emailed statement.The House speaker traditionally hosts the luncheon.Trump instead will celebrate with Irish Prime Minister …read more

Source:: Voice of America