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United States President Donald Trump is at present probably more famous for a presidency plagued by allegations of lechery and accusations of incompetence rather than any real achievements in office.
His latest actions at the Truman desk won't do anything to subvert these accusations either.
He's not signed any especially ruinous executive orders recently, though his lack of a proclamation for LGBT Pride month is pretty scandalous.
During a phone call to the new Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, he commented:
Well, we have a lot of your Irish press watching us. They're just now leaving the room.
He then beckoned over RTÉ Washington correspondent and US Bureau Chief Caitriona Perry. He said:
And where are you from? Go ahead, come here.Where are you from? We have all of this beautiful Irish press.Where are you from?
And where are you from? Go ahead, come here.
Where are you from? We have all of this beautiful Irish press.
Where are you from?
He then told the Irish Prime Minister she had a:
beautiful smile on her face
I bet she treats you well.
Perry later tweeted the exchange, calling it "bizarre":
Video of the bizarre moment when President @realDonaldTrump called me over during his call with Taoiseach… https://t.co/BXRktivMsa — Caitriona Perry (@Caitriona Perry)
@CaitrionaPerry @nadabakos @realDonaldTrump @campaignforleo @rtenews Trump,"She has a nice smile on her face so I b… https://t.co/5vn70SywCd — Christine Canning (@Christine Canning)
@Canni2Canning @CaitrionaPerry @nadabakos @realDonaldTrump @campaignforleo @rtenews Here's a second apology. I coul… https://t.co/l15A0ybQ73 — allie (@allie)
@CaitrionaPerry @realDonaldTrump @campaignforleo @rtenews We apologize that our president is a weird, inappropriate creep. — Shannon Coulter (@Shannon Coulter)
@CaitrionaPerry @realDonaldTrump @campaignforleo @rtenews He called you over to look you over. Gross. #EmbarassedForMyCountry — Kevin Chamberlin (@Kevin Chamberlin)
@CaitrionaPerry @realDonaldTrump @campaignforleo @rtenews It's hell to be objectified. When POTUS has no fear of do… https://t.co/TeyshgTluO — Cristin Harber (@Cristin Harber)
This is another worrying example of how Mr Trump talks and treats women.
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