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The cast of Gogglebox Ireland talking about Trump last night was gold

Political analysis from the couch.

ONE OF THE early news segments on last night’s Gogglebox Ireland was prime material for some of the cast’s weekly one-liners:

“Judges in the US have refused to reinstate Donald Trump’s travel ban”

ogoogle2 Source: TV3

The general reception on the couches to the new President wasn’t great – and that was only the start of it:

“What a gobshite that lad is”

ogoogle3 Source: TV3

Straight talking political analysis from the lads:

“I’d say this is after sickening him”

ogoogle4 Source: TV3

The decision last week followed a ruling by Washington State federal judge James Robart to suspend the ban for being unconstitutional – and the President’s response on Twitter brought an interesting comparison:

“Could you imagine Michael D Higgins tweeting at someone in all capitals and having beef with them on Twitter?”

ogoogle Source: TV3

“About time. He thought he could do whatever he liked and suddenly realised it’s not that easy.”

ogoogle5 Source: TV3

Tracie and Anita had the line of the night though – when the subject of Kellyanne Conway’s promotion of Ivanka Trump’s fashion line was brought up next:

“Ivanka? Your daddy’s a vanka”

ogoogle6 Source: TV3

Cue applause from people watching at home

While the Cavan twins were getting their Trumps mixed up:

“Who’s Ivanka? Is that the mother, the daughter, the sister?”

ogoogle7 Source: Tv3

The Naughton family summed up how plenty of people look at the morning news in 2017:

“During the news every morning I’m just there thinking ‘what did he do last night? What’s the latest?’”

ogoogle8 Source: TV3

The lesson from last night? A political Gogglebox Ireland where they could all talk shite about current affairs for a full hour would be a very welcome addition to the schedules.

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