Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny (R) delivers remarks alongside U.S. President Donald Trump (L) at a St. Patrick's Day reception at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 16, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny caused a stir at the White House on the eve of Saint Patrick's day Friday, pointedly telling U.S. President Donald Trump that the festival is in honor of an immigrant.Around 35 million Americans claim Irish ancestry, ensuring that successive presidents have put on a green tie and greeted the Irish prime minister – or taoiseach – to the White House on or around Saint Patrick's day.Kenny, amid controversy in Ireland over whether he should have met Trump at all, pressed his point further.
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