Donald Trump is Coming to Ireland and It is Something That Should be Celebrated - Head of Trump Betting at Paddy Power
During his visit to Ireland, US President Donald Trump is set to fly by helicopter to his golf resort in Doonbeg, where he will stay overnight. Meanwhile, the residents of Doonbeg are fully prepared for the POTUS visit: along the route to Trump’s resort is ‘Donald Plaza’, a gourmet petrol station put together by betting company Paddy Power.
"We did know that Donald Trump is teetotal, but we are pretty confident that nobody can resist the Guinness when it comes to Ireland. So maybe he might not drink it, but he will certainly look for a photo op. He’s not one to shy away from a public opportunity," Joe Lee, head of Trump Betting at Paddy Power [bookmaker], told Sputnik.
"There is a lot of people who get their knickers in a twist about Donald Trump coming to Ireland. We think it is something that should be celebrated and we’re doing it in a very unique kind of Paddy Power-type way," Joe Lee said.
"We heard President Trump was in town and so we decided we might as well go ahead and crack this massive joke; I guess it’s just a little bit of fun. Ireland has a bit of a tradition when it comes to erecting a presidential petrol station; we have another one just down the road in Moneygall, County Offaly, after President Barack Obama’s visit in 2011 that was put up in 2014. So, I guess we wanted to be in keeping with that tradition, and erected this monstrosity just to have a little bit of fun with it. It’s going down really well with the locals and definitely attracted a bit of attention," Rachel from Paddy Power said.