US president Donald Trump confused two Finnish journalists at a joint press conference on Monday.
After taking several questions, Trump encouraged Finish President Sauli Niinistö to take an additional question.
But when he called on a female Finnish reporter, Trump interrupted him, appearing to mistake the reporter for another member of the Finnish media who’d asked him a question several minutes earlier.
“Again? You’re going to give her the same one?” Trump said.
“No, she’s not the same lady,” Niinistö said. “They are sitting side-by-side.”
“We have a lot of blonde women in Finland,” the reporter joked.
Though Trump has regularly criticised American reporters, his treatment of foreign journalists has also raised eyebrows.
Earlier this year, Trump interrupted a diplomatic phone call with Irish Prime Minister Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to tell an Irish reporter she had a “nice smile.”
“She has a nice smile on her face, so I bet she treats you well,” Trump said to the prime minister.
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