Trump holds first talks with Ireland's new prime minister

Justin Greene
June 28, 2017

Mr. Trump stated: "Congratulations on your great victory".

Since his confirmation as Taoiseach he has spoken to the French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Theresa May, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Varadkar was earlier this month named as the country's new Prime Minister after winning a leadership contest.

During the call Trump talked about his connections with Irish people in the U.S., "I feel I know them all".

In their first telephone call since Mr Varadkar was appointed Taoiseach earlier this month, the pair did not discuss a visit to Ireland by the U.S. president.

The Taoiseach said numerous illegal Irish in the USA had originally travelled on legitimate documentation but for a variety of reasons now needed to regularise their situation. "I know so many of them, I feel I know all of them". 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".

President Trump speaking with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar today.

"I just want to congratulate you".

"I will not, of course, rescind that invitation".

Mr. Varadkar told RTE last February, that he "wouldn't be keen" on inviting Donald Trump to visit Ireland.

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

According to reports the pair spoke for fifteen minutes and discussed issues ranging from Brexit to climate change.

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