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Bizarre moment when Trump interrupts call to compliment female reporter’s ‘nice smile’

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump complimented a female journalist on her smile during a phone call with the new Irish prime minister, Leo Varadkar. However, the comment did not go over too well on social media. “We have a lot of your Irish press watching us right now,” President told Taoiseach Varadkar, who is the son of an Indian immigrant. “We have all of this Irish, beautiful Irish press here,” Trump added while congratulating Varadkar, who is the country’s youngest-ever and first openly gay leader. Soon,…

Ireland set for first openly gay prime minister

DUBLIN: Ireland looked set Friday to have its first openly gay prime minister after the governing Fine Gael party elected Leo Varadkar leader, a further sign of change in the once deeply conservative country. The 38-year-old son of an Indian doctor, who will replace Enda Kenny, will also be Ireland's youngest-ever premier, assuming his nomination is confirmed as expected by parliament on June 12. His victory marks a watershed moment in Ireland, a once overwhelmingly Catholic and socially conservative country, with the…