America made itself great by accepting migrants from all over the world - Varadkar

America made itself great by accepting migrants from all over the world - Varadkar
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

A speech by Donald Trump will bring the World Economic Forum to a close in Davos later.

The US President is expected to use his "America First" message in the address to world leaders and businesspeople.

It will follow a week of warnings from European leaders about the dangers of nationalism and protectionist measures.

Yesterday, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was asked for his thoughts ahead of the speech.

He said: "What makes America great is actually American values, it is a country that made itself great by trading with the world.

"It is a country that made itself great by accepting migrants from all over the world including my country, it took the best brains from the hardest working people from all over the world and they built America.

"When America disengages from the world, when it doesn’t live up to those very American values the world becomes a more dangerous place and a lesser place."

- Digital Desk

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