Trump compliments Irish reporter on her 'nice smile'

29 June 2017, 12:17 | Santos Harmon

Donald Trump will speak with Leo Varadkar later today

Donald Trump will speak with Leo Varadkar later today

U.S. president Donald Trump on Tuesday made an unusual move of inviting Irish journalist to his desk during a phone call with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

When he's not retweeting a YouTuber who posts videos about GTA V hacks, Donald Trump (who's the president, by the way) likes to publicly humiliate women reporters who are just trying to do their job.

He was on the phone to the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar when he beckoned RTA's Washington Bureau Chief Caitriona Perry.

The word Irish journalist Caitriona Perry used to characterize her recent interaction with President Donald Trump in the Oval office was "bizarre". "I bet she treats you well".

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"We have all of this lovely Irish press", Trump said.

Trump was congratulating Leo Varadkar on becoming prime minister, and mentioned that Irish reporters were among those listening.

"Where are you from, come here, come here, where are you from?" he then asks Perry.

Ms Perry laughed as she approached his desk and after a brief exchange she returned to the press pack as Mr Trump resumed his conversation with Irish PM.



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