“Personally I am not so much into politics. I have heard a lot about Trump. Especially the fact that he victimized some of my people, some Muslims,” Alhassan, who is Muslim, said. Alhassan added that he didn’t have a personal opinion about Trump.
Northern Ireland, the only part of UK with a land border with EU, is seen as the region most exposed to the economic and political fallout from Brexit.
European leaders are preparing for formal Brexit negotiations to begin within days should Theresa May trigger Article 50 next week.
“Arlene Foster’s position is a matter for herself. Our position is on the record and very clear,” Sinn Fein’s leader Michelle O’Neill told reporters.
Pro-Brexit critics have cast the legal battles as an attempt by a pro-EU establishment to thwart the result of June’s referendum.
Enda Kenny said that achieving Irish unity, by purely peaceful means and by consent, is a lynchpin of the Good Friday Agreement and of the peace process.
The BBC reports that in the first full month since the Brexit vote, 6,638 people have applied for Irish passports. That is 2,568 more applications than during July of last year.
Irish co-chair Sinn Féin TD Kathleen Funchion pointed out the Brexit vote had the potential to “fundamentally change relationships: on our islands.”