Trump spoke on the phone to congratulate Ireland’s newly-elected prime minister, but during the call, he got distracted by one of the female reporters in the Oval Office.
During his conversation with Leo Varadkar, Trump said: “Well, we have a lot of your Irish press watching us. They’re just now leaving the room. Where are you from? Come here.”
To which the reporter replied: ” I am from RTE news, the Taoiseach will know me. Caitriona Perry.”
Trump then said: “Caitriona Perry, she has a nice smile on her face. So, I bet she treats you well.”
Perry later tweeted that it was a “bizarre moment”.
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