Irish reporter Caitriona Perry was in the Oval Office, along with a gaggle of Irish media, to cover a call between Donald Trump and Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Leo Varadkar. Trump apparently noticed her and liked what he saw because the next thing you know, he’s interrupting the call with a foreign head of state to call her over. The awkward exchange:
“Well, we have a lot of your Irish press watching us,” Mr Trump says. “And where are you from?” he then asks Caitriona Perry, Washington correspondent for RTE.
“Go ahead. Come here, come here. Where are you from? We have all of this beautiful Irish press.
“She has a nice smile on her face so I bet she treats you well.”
Perry herself posted the video of the “bizarre moment” Trump interrupted the call.
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— Caitriona Perry (@CaitrionaPerry) June 27, 2017
Ã¢ÂÂ Caitriona Perry (@CaitrionaPerry) June 27, 2017