In his Ha’aretz interview, Trimble describes his thinking on the presidencies of Clinton, and hints at the future with Bush:
“Trimble goes on to say that the only leverage Clinton had was on the nationalists, because they depended on support and aid from Irish Americans. ‘So while Clinton’s supporters point to his decision to grant a visa to Gerry Adams in 1994 as being a significant action, the only leverage he had was refusing visas to Irish republicans. And he was reluctant to do that, even when it became clear that … the biggest difficulty was the failure of the Irish republicans to deliver. Clinton used to argue with them – and I know that for a fact, having sat in private sessions, just Adams, myself and Clinton. President Bush … looks more likely to use the lever.'”
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