Trump's golf course forced to pay off Trump Jr and Eric's bill at Irish pub

Trump's golf course forced to pay off Trump Jr and Eric's bill at Irish pub

Donald Trump's visit to the UK and Ireland was only last week but the dust is still settling on a few issues, including outstanding bar tabs.

You may recall the scene last week when Donald Trump Jr and his brother Eric caused quite a commotion at a pub in Doonbeg, Ireland, the village in the west of the country where the president owns a golf course.

The brothers were in a gallant mood, posing for pictures and attempting to pour pints of Guinness. They both appeared to have a great time but questions remained around who was paying for these drinks.

At the time, Eric refused to answer any questions on the issue, including if US taxpayers were forking out for this trip, instead he nonchalantly claimed that he and his sibling were just trying to ''have a good time.''

However, it has since come to light that neither the Trumps nor the US taxpayers stumped up the money for the round of drinks but the hard working people at Trump's golf course, which employs around 300 people.

Speaking to the Daily Beast, Caroline Kennedy, the owner of Igoe bar in Doonbeg, that the Trumps left without paying and it wasn't until she asked the golf course about the outstanding debt that it was paid. She said:

That didn’t happen right away. So I sent a bill to the Trump golf course.

This was later confirmed in a Facebook post by Kennedy's son, which claimed that the golf course had paid the bill and had also provided the pub with a purchase order number and bill for the tab.

According to Kennedy, she wasn't worried about the bill going unpaid as it was apparent that the Trumps didn't carry money and thanked them for the publicity.

I don’t think we’ve to worry about getting paid for that. I don’t think they carry cash. We were told it’d be all sorted later so there’s no problem.

We have the world press in our village and we are being zoomed in around the world and you couldn’t buy that publicity.

All in all, the experience seems to have been a good one for the pub and Kennedy was more than complimentary of the Trumps, despite their pockets being a little shallow.

They were so lovely and down to earth and gave a great hello to everyone. I said, ‘Come on lads you have to come in and pull a drink’ so they did.

They were so nice, they came into the restaurant and the local priest Fr Haugh presented them with a picture of the two castles of Doonbeg.

They thanked everyone for their support and for coming out to meet them and said there was a drink for everyone in the house and it was their small gesture.

HT The Daily Beast

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