President Trump has cancelled his visit to Ireland planned for later this year, reports The Irish Independent.
No specific reason was given for the abrupt cancellation of his visit, planned for November 12, although the president was expected to face large protests in Ireland.
The Irish Independent reports that Trump’s visit, announced late last month, took the Irish government “totally” by surprise.
A government spokesperson confirmed to the Independent that the trip has been “postponed due to scheduling reasons”.
Political parties including Labour and the Greens had said they would be protesting against Trump’s visit, according to the paper.
Brendan Howlin, the leader of the Irish Labour Party, accused Trump of being “no friend of democracy and human rights” in an Aug. 31 tweet calling on people to join anti-Trump protests.