Trump holds first talks with Ireland's new prime minister

Trump holds first talks with Ireland's new prime minister

Trump holds first talks with Ireland's new prime minister

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 USA president.

The call is set to come in around 4pm today.

President Trump will take the call in the Oval Office.

The call comes as the POTUS has been given the green light to introduce his travel ban.

It remains unclear whether the USA leader's planned visit to Ireland will be discussed during the call.

The ban has been reinstated until autumn.

"Congratulations on your great victory".

Speaking to the new Taoiseach this evening, the US President also invited the youngest Prime Minister in Ireland's history to the White House for next St Patrick's Day.

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. "I know so many of them, I feel I know all of them".

"But I just wanted to congratulate you; that was a great victory that you had". During the call, reporters from the Irish media were present.

Mr Varadkar also had a conversation with Prime Minister Theresa May, during which they discussed the efforts to restore the Executive, and the DUP-Tory deal.

However, when asked in the Dáil last week if he would rescind Mr. Kenny's invitation, Mr. Varadkar said he would not. However, he said no progress had been made in organising the visit and there was no timeline in place.

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

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