Varadkar will then go to New York for a number of "community, economic and cultural" engagements, including the site of the new Irish Arts Centre and the launch of the New York Washington Ireland Program.
"I actually think on this issue the majority of American people would agree with what I have to say, even if the administration doesn't".
The Taoiseach visited the museum dedicated to Mr Kennedy's assassination on the second day of his St Patrick's Day trade mission to the US.
Leo Varadkar has been asking US State governors how to deal with Donald Trump ahead of their meeting later this week.
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Mr Varadkar met the Republican governor and his wife Cecilia, who has Irish heritage.
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Mr Varadkar said there was a risk of gaps emerging between the European Union and America around issues such as tax and trade.
He officially thanked the Choctaw Nation, whose ancestors provided relief to Ireland during the Great Famine, saying Irish and Chochtaw people have a "sacred bond" binding us together.
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That evening, the Taoiseach and Senator George Mitchell will be keynote speakers at a congressional event to mark 20 years since the signing of Northern Ireland's Good Friday Agreement peace agreement.
On Wednesday, Varadkar will meet representative of Irish companies succeeding in the US market and hold roundtable discussions with members of the US Chamber of Commerce to "promote Ireland as an investment location".
The Taoiseach says he is not apprehensive about the meeting, but has asked the pro-Trump governors of Texas and Oklahoma how to approach the U.S. president.
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