Trump flirts with Irish TV reporter

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to have first phone call with Trump today

After telling the president who she was and which news outlet she represented, Trump told Varadkar, "She (Caitriona Perry) has a nice smile on her face, so I bet she treats you well".

Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office on Tuesday. Robert Mackey, writing for The Intercept, described it as a "textbook example of workplace harassment".

Sitting behind the Resolute Desk but infront of the reporters and cameras, Mr Trump suddenly changed tack while congratulating Dr Leo Varadkar, 38, on becoming Ireland's youngest leader, to explain the scene infront of him in the Oval Office.

Video of the encounter is making the rounds on social media.




During the call, Trump said: "We have so many people from Ireland in this country".

He then pointed at the US Bureau Chief and beckoned her to come over with his index finger.

Perry herself referred to the moment as "bizarre".

Ms Perry laughed as she approached his desk and after a brief exchange she returned to the press pack as Mr Trump resumed his conversation with Irish PM.

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