‘I bet she treats you well’: Trump interrupts call with Irish PM to flirt with female reporter
President Donald Trump appeared to flirt with a female reporter during a call with the Irish Prime Minster Leo Varadkar Tuesday.
“She has a nice smile on her face. So I bet she treats you well,” Trump reportedly said to Varadkar about Caitriona Perry, the Washington correspondent for Irish state broadcaster Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE), according to The Hill.
“We have a lot of your Irish press watching us,” Trump said of the reporters in the Oval Office during the call.
“And where are you from?” Trump said turning to Perry before the call according to a video posted by RTE. “Go ahead, come here, come here. Where are you from? We have all of this beautiful Irish press.”
Trump was calling Varadkar to congratulate him on the “great victory” in the recent election.
Perry has taken the comment in stride and has tweeted a “thanks” to a fellow reporter who captured the moment.
Tells the new Taoiseach that there were Irish press in the Oval Office for his photo op congratulatory phone call to him. pic.twitter.com/RirBDHLZx5
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 27, 2017
Watch the video from RTE below:
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) June 27, 2017