Daily Trends Now
Daily Trends Now


Trump holds first talks with Ireland's new prime minister

Trump holds first talks with Ireland's new prime minister

Tells the new Taoiseach that there were Irish press in the Oval Office for his photo op congratulatory phone call to him.

While there was no specific mention or congratulatory remark on Varadkar being the first gay Prime Minister, the call does represent a positive step forward in Trump's attitudes toward the LGBTQ community and his position with global nations at large.

President Trump speaking with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar today.

Mr Trump did however extend to the Taoiseach the traditional invite to the White House for the annual St Patrick's Day celebrations.

Victory in an electoral college system is something Trump understands.

Mr Trump said: "We have so many people from Ireland in this country".

Trump congratulated Varadkar on his "great victory" and said he feels like he knows all the Irish people in America.




The 38-year-old Varadkar is Ireland's youngest prime minister.

If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.

"I will not, of course, rescind that invitation", he said, adding that to do so would be "inappropriate" and would create a "diplomatic incident".

Mr Varadkar also said he would "never shirk" from raising issues such as climate change with the US Government and its representatives in Ireland.

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

No indication has been given as to what the two leaders will talk about this afternoon, or whether a visit will be discussed.

follow

editors' picks

June 28, 2017
Guerreiro out, Silva major doubt for Portugal´s semi-final clash
It is therefore uncertain as to whether he will be fit to continue playing in the tournament. "World-class players have that ability", Pizzi said.

June 25, 2017
Box Office Weekend: Pixar's Cars 3 Takes Top Spot from Wonder Woman
The film generated an estimated $11.5 million, well above the predicted $6 million to $9 million, according to Box Office Analyst. Demetrius Shipp Jr. plays the mythologized rapper.

June 24, 2017
Spicer Won't Comment on His White House Future
As you can imagine, numerous journalists who cover the White House press briefings aren't happy about being banned from recording them.

June 24, 2017
Sears to close another 20 stores
Sears' Southridge closing was among 20 announced Thursday by the retail giant. The Sears store at Burnsville Center is on the list of closures .

June 23, 2017
Murray, Wawrinka to meet 2nd time in French Open semis
While Nishikori has no recollection about the victory, Murray had no problems remembering the match. So I'm sure it's going to be a tough one, but I'll try to enjoy and try to win the match".

June 22, 2017
Bill Cosby trial: Judge orders release of jurors' names
He may try to call additional witnesses to establish Cosby's experiences with women who claimed they were drugged and assaulted. If not for court-sanctioned secrecy, his accusers might have known about each other and been more willing to come forward.

June 22, 2017
Apple To Debut 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' Feature With iOS 11
You can also sort conversations by the amount of storage they take up, and delete them on an individual basis. So, here's how you turn your iPhone into Dark Mode for iOS 11 beta according to Business Insider .

June 21, 2017
PGA Tour to start blood testing in October
He said tour officials saw how the blood testing was administered and whether the actual testing affected performance. In addition, blood testing will be part of the program, which will reveal use of human growth hormones.

June 21, 2017
Ryan backs Postecoglou and the Socceroos' controversial system
Having conceded after just five minutes, Australia regrouped and almost levelled but Trent Sainsbury could only head wide from a free-kick.

June 20, 2017
NASA telescope finds 10 more planets that could have life
NASA says several of the 10 new potentially habitable planets circle stars similar in size to our sun. Researchers are now using the Hubble Space Telescope to determine if these planets had atmosphere.