The vice president, who is notorious for his “toxic” views on LGBT+ rights, met with the openly gay Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his partner.
The Irish Times said the vice president’s views on Brexit, immigration and gay rights “are anathema to a majority of people in modern Ireland” and “impossible to ignore”.
It summed up the state visit with the headline: “That didn’t go very well.”
Absolutely nobody turned up to support Mike Pence in Ireland
While in Ireland, Pence stayed at Trump’s five-star private golf resort and hotel. Pence has connections with the local village, Doonbeg, which is where his great-grandmother grew up.
Pence’s security detail lined the streets of Doonbeg with crowd control barriers in anticipation of his arrival – but this turned out to be completely unnecessary.
Staying at a 45 hotel that is 180 miles away from the official state event, says something about Pence and Trump.