Journalist tells Trump, ‘We have a lot of blonde women in Finland’ after he confuses her for another reporter
US President asks why reporter was getting to ask another question
By Maxwell Tani
President Donald Trump confused two Finnish journalists at a joint press conference on Monday.
After taking several questions, Trump encouraged Finish President Sauli Niinistö to take an additional question.
But when he called on a female Finnish reporter, Trump interrupted him, appearing to mistake the reporter for another member of the Finnish media who’d asked him a question several minutes earlier.
“Again? You’re going to give her the same one?” Trump said.
“No, she’s not the same lady,” Niinistö said. “They are sitting side-by-side.”
“We have a lot of blonde women in Finland,” the reporter joked.
Though Trump has regularly criticised American reporters, his treatment of foreign journalists has also raised eyebrows.
Earlier this year, Trump interrupted a diplomatic phone call with Irish Prime Minister Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to tell an Irish reporter she had a “nice smile.”
“She has a nice smile on her face, so I bet she treats you well,” Trump said to the prime minister.
Trump asks the Finnish president why he called on the same reporter twice, but they were different women. pic.twitter.com/JAala68MJ6
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