Trump was on the phone with Varadkar, Ireland's first gay prime minister, to congratulate him on his recent election win when he remarked: 'Well, we have a lot of your Irish press watching us. 'He thanks you for the newspapers Caitriona,' he said, prompting more laughs from the room.They're just now leaving the room.'And where are you from? Perry shared a video of their encounter on Twitter afterwards, describing it as 'bizarre'.Mary Kenny All of life's experiences come to an end, eventually, and I knew that one day I'd be booted out of the adorable, if somewhat ramshackle, Georgian flat that I have rented in Dublin's Kildare Street since 1996.The French have a famous saying which I believe to be true: "The more things change, the more they stay the same." ("Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.") Things change all the time, and dramatically, too. Mary Kenny The world is divided into those who favour dogs and those who favour cats: just now, dogs seem to be winning attention.Trump had been put on hold for more than a minute and a half on Tuesday, waiting for Ireland's new prime minister to get on the phone and receive his congratulations.Varadkar, 38, eventually picked up but the president was left fidgeting with papers, and intermittently smiling and grimacing at an Oval Office full of reporters who were brought in to witness the call.'I'm sorry our president treated you this way,' said another embarrassed US citizen.Actor Kevin Chamberlin said: 'He called you over to look you over.
She was one of a group of reporters in the room when Trump made the 'bizarre' gesture. Finally, the president delivered a message from the Irish prime minister.
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Irish journalist Caitriona Perry has relived the 'bizarre' moment President Donald Trump complimented her 'nice smile' during a phone call with Ireland's leader.
Trump was filmed beckoning RTE's White House Correspondent in the Oval Office while he was speaking to newly elected Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar.'One minute we were outside the window, and the next minute I'm meeting the President of the United States,' the stunned journalist said.'Usually we would shoot from outside the window of the White House and that's what we were expecting today. As she stood awkwardly beside the desk, Ms Perry continued smiling before gingerly making her way back to her seat.