Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
Seaborn celebrates St. Patrick's Day with Irish prime minister
President Sam Seaborn celebrated St. Patrick's Day at the White House alongside Irish prime minister Jim Flanagan.
The president reaffirmed the celebration of Irish and Irish-American heritage and the United States' friendship with the Republic of Ireland.
"Many millions of Americans, myself included, have ancestors who hailed from Ireland," Seaborn said. "As a nation, we have a strong and enduring connection to the Emerald Isle, and today we celebrate that connection."
Flanagan reiterated Seaborn's words of friendship between Ireland and the United States. The Irish prime minister joked that the president "didn't have an excuse this year" to not meet on St. Patrick's Day, referencing the birth of the Seaborn twins the day before St. Patrick's Day 2020 that resulted in Flanagan's visit to the White House being postponed until April. The White House shared a picture of the aforementioned twins celebrating their first birthday yesterday, disclosing that thousands of articles of clothing and toys for infants had been sent to the White House by well-wishers since the president and First Lady Lauren Parker-Seaborn announced her pregnancy in 2019.
The two world leaders shared a Guinness and a closed-door meeting before Flanagan travelled to New York to celebrate with mayor Richard Corey.