This week, VP Mike Pence meet with the Irish government following a visit to Poland to honor the lives lost in that country during World War II. During his stay in Ireland, Pence's offices states that POTUS Trump "suggested" the the VP stay at Trump International which is 180 miles from Dublin, Ireland's capital.
Pence has argued that staying at the Trump's hotel in Doonbeg, was the safest, easiest option, but his critics argue he is working to enrich the president while serving the American people. Yet, when former President Obama met with the Irish government, Obama stayed in Dublin.
Questions have surrounded why Mike Pence would do such a thing? It has long be rumored that Trump, with the encouragement of his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, will dump Mike Pence as a running-made in favor of Niki Haley.
In August 2019, Haley Tweeted
"enough of the false rumors" that Trump was going to replace Mike Pence with Haley as his 2020 running mate. I doubt that Trump would place anybody who's more intelligent than he is as a running mate - especially a woman.
It's been long known that Trump requires "loyalty' from people who work for him. Could Pence's stay at Trump International in Doonbeg be a gesture of loyalty towards the thin-skinned and very insecure POTUS in order for Pence to keep his VP job?
Pence's stay also raises questions of violating the Emoluments Clause which Elizabeth Warren
is pressing the State Department as to why Pence's stayed at a Trump hotel in Doonbeg, Ireland.
Per The Hill
Warren also asked for the total cost of Pence's trip to Doonbeg and how it would have compared to him staying in Dublin, which State Department officials approved Pence's travel plans or if they were reviewed by ethics officials, and all communications between the department and Pence's staff about his stay in Doonbeg.
According to video
on the LGBT website Out.com, nobody local showed-up to greet Mike Pence except government officials and nearly all of the people seen in the video was Pence's US or Irish Security detail.