Speaking to the German Chancellor Merkel during a meeting at a G7 conference in Biarritz, France, Trump commented on his heritage, prompting the German leader to raise her eyebrows and release a snort of laughter.
Oh Merkel, keep doing you!
A reporter asked Merkel whether she had invited Trump on a bi-lateral visit to Germany, and the Chancellor responded that she had done on "previous occasions". Trump, however, is yet to make a full state visit to Germany despite visiting both the UK, and neighbouring France twice.
Speaking to Merkel, he said:
We'll be there...we're very honored by the invitation—and that's true—and we will be there. Maybe soon.
I have German in my blood.
This isn't the first time that the president has referred to his European heritage, however, in the 1980s, he claimed that his grandfather came from Sweden, not Germany.
The president's grandparents actually hail from the village of Kallstadt, in West Germany. His grandfather, Freidrich, emigrated to the US in 1885, where he made his fortune in the Yukon gold rush in Alaska, becoming rich by establishing a series of hotels that also served as brothels, reports Newsweek.
The clip of Merkel's hilarious reaction was shared on social media, where it quickly went viral.