Dun­dalk woman at in­au­gu­ra­tion ball for Trump

The Argus - - NEWS - By OLIVIA RYAN Cathy Maguire.

DUN­DALK woman Cathy Maguire saw both sides of cur­rent US de­bate when she at­tended the in­au­gu­ra­tion ball for Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump in Wash­ing­ton D.C last week­end.

The lo­cal singer and mu­si­cian, who has been liv­ing in New York for the last seven years, also at­tended the ma­jor ‘Women’s March’ in the city the fol­low­ing day, where she live streamed the event on her Face­book page.

Speak­ing about the mixed re­ac­tion to her at­ten­dance at the in­au­gu­ra­tion ball, Cathy said: ‘Ev­ery­one is en­ti­tled to their opin­ions. That’s what makes this coun­try great.’

‘But as I said in my video, I refuse to be dragged into any kind of po­lit­i­cal de­bate on so­cial me­dia. I have a lot of amaz­ing Demo­cratic and Repub­li­can friends and I ac­cept ev­ery­one for who they are. She in­sisted: ‘If the In­au­gu­ra­tion Ball was for Hi­lary Clin­ton last night or Bernie San­ders, or any other can­di­ate, I would still have been there, in awe and tak­ing the whole thing in and stream­ing live so peo­ple could ex­pe­ri­ence it with me. I’m a guest in this coun­try, an ob­server..and far be it from me to start com­ment­ing on how the Amer­i­can peo­ple should vote and gov­ern their own coun­try..

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