RESIDENTS in Doonbeg, Clare, have been lining up outside the golf course owned by Donald Trump to give the former US President the most Irish of welcomes.
No, not by raising a pint in his honor or playing Irish music and dance, but rather the locals are taking part in that treasured Irish tradition of offering a ‘pillar of the community’ a character reference after a run-in with the law.
“We have one or two priests, a GAA coach and a local businessman willing to go on record that she is just talking nonsense and whatever she says, she is lying,” the locals confirmed, referring to the civil case in Trump course in which he is accused. of raping journalist E. Jean Carroll.
WhatsApp groups in surrounding towns sprang into action as gossips freely disparaged their accuser with fabricated claims questioning her character and morals.
“He’s a great man, a great employer for the area. It’s horrible the lies they spread about him, » confirmed the writer of a character reference, who in an unrelated matter gave strict instructions to his daughters to avoid the golf club and nearby pubs while Trump is there.
Giving honorary ‘Irish sports star’ status to the golfing reality star, Trump was visibly emotional when presented with 978-character reference statements.
“Wow, did you do this for me? These letters contain more fraudulent claims than my tax returns, I am really touched, thank you,” said Trump, who confessed to his regret that he was unable to take the suit through the Irish courts.