Varadkar to have phone call with Trump

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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.

At one point Trump tells Varadkar he has "a lot of these lovely Irish press" in the room and singles out Caitriona Perry, asking her to come forward and tell him her name.

During an "introductory" phonecall this evening, Mr Trump said he looked forward to meeting the new Taoiseach in Washington next March.

Mr Varadkar also held a telephone call with Prime Minister Theresa May during Tuesday in which they discussed the ongoing efforts to restore the power sharing executive in Northern Ireland ahead of Thursday's talk deadline.

The Taoiseach said numerous illegal Irish in the United States had originally travelled on legitimate documentation but for a variety of reasons now needed to regularise their situation.

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Mr. Trump also congratulated the taoiseach on his recent "great victory".

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

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

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

The call lasted just under 15 minutes with topics ranging from climate change to Brexit. "That was a great victory that you had", Trump said.

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