Donald Trump couldn't tell the difference between two blonde women

Joe Vesey-Byrne
Tuesday 29 August 2017 15:30
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On Monday the President of Finland Sauli Niinistö met with US President Donald Trump - it went as well as you might expect.

In previous encounters with world leaders, President Trump has been skilled at making things extremely awkward.

Like when he appeared to ignore German Chancellor Angela Merkel's offer of a hand shake.

Or when he held Theresa May's hand.

Picture: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images(Picture: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

And telephone conversations with leaders such as Australian Prime Minister Malcoln Turnbull have been less than productive.

Finland (which does exist) can now join the list of leaders subjected to the Trump treatment.

During a press conference on Monday, President Sauli Niinistö took questions from the press alongside President Trump.

At the end of the question and answer session, President Trump invited his counterpart to select any journalist to ask the final question.

But he did not care for the choice made by President Niinistö.

Again? You're going to give her the same one?

President Niinistö pointed out that his chosen journalist Maria Annala had not spoken yet, and he was confusing her with Paula Vilén.

The moment was captured on C-Span.

In response to the mix up Annala quipped:

We have a lot of blonde women in Finland.

She went on to ask what role President Trump saw for Finland in the United States' relations with Russia.

After the press conference, PBS reporter Lisa Desjardins shared a photo of Vilen and Annala side by side.

Hardly doubles, are they?

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