US president Donald Trump on Tuesday made an unusual move of inviting Irish journalist to his desk during a phone call with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

As the US president and Irish premier discussed issues such as migration and Britain’s exit from the European Union, Trump broke off to compliment RTE’s Washington reporter Caitriona Perry’s “nice smile”.

“Well, we have a lot of your Irish press watching us… they are just now leaving the room,” Trump said.

“Where are you from, come here, come here, where are you from?” he then asked Perry.

After telling the president who she was and which news outlet she represented, Trump told Varadkar, “She (Caitriona Perry) has a nice smile on her face, so I bet she treats you well.”

Perry, later, posted a video on Twitter describing the “bizarre moment”. VIA