Trump invites Ireland's new leader to WH for St. Pat's Day

Austin Daniel
Июня 28, 2017

However, Independent.ie understands that there was no mention of the invitation issued by Enda Kenny for Mr Trump to visit Ireland.

During the exchange, Mr. Trump said that there was Irish press in the White House and called over RTÉ's Washington Correspondent, Caitríona Perry, to say hello to the taoiseach.

President Trump will take the call in the Oval Office.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump spoke for the first time Tuesday with Ireland's new prime minister, Leo Varadkar.

In a (slightly) commendable move, Trump called Ireland's newly elected and first openly gay Taoiseach (their fantastic word for Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar to congratulate him on his well-deserved victory.

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It remains unclear whether the United States leader's planned visit to Ireland will be discussed during the call. As she explains who she works for, Trump says "she has a nice smile on her face so I'm sure she treats you well".

"I just want to congratulate you".

Mr Varadkar also had a conversation with Prime Minister Theresa May, during which they discussed the efforts to restore the Executive, and the DUP-Tory deal.

Mr. Varadkar said that he will raise issues such as climate change, LGBT rights, and immigrant rights on a future USA visit.

The pair also discussed migration, Brexit and the movement of goods and citizens across the border, climate change, free trade, Irish inward investment in the U.S. and the undocumented Irish, or illegal Irish immigrants, in the US.

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