Donald Trump stopped a call to the Irish PM to 'flirt' with a female reporter

Louis Dor
Wednesday 28 June 2017 11:45
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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?

He then told the Irish Prime Minister she had a:

beautiful smile on her face

Adding....

I bet she treats you well.

Perry later tweeted the exchange, calling it "bizarre":

People on Twitter were pretty annoyed at the brazen behaviour, widely interpreted as inappropriate and embarrassing for the United States.

This is another worrying example of how Mr Trump talks and treats women.

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