Donald Trump Slammed On Twitter For Objectifying Irish Reporter Caitriona Perry
Donald Trump was on the phone with newly elected Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar when suddenly called over a female reporter, Caitriona Perry.
TRUMP OBJECTIFIES CAITRIONA PERRY
On the phone, he told the new PM of his love for the Irish people, and then made the odd claim that he probably knew every Irish person living in the U.S. Then he turned his attention to the press in the room. “We have all of this Irish, beautiful press,” he said looking at the reporters, the majority of whom were women.
“Where are you from? Come here, come here,” he beckoned one of the women over. She told him the county, and Trump passed it onto Varadkar on the phone. “She has a nice smile on her face, so I bet she treats you well.” The room filled with awkward laughter. Perry later tweeted a video of the moment.
— Caitriona Perry (@CaitrionaPerry) June 27, 2017
“Video of the bizarre moment when President @realDonaldTrump called me over during his call with Taoiseach @campaignforLeo Varadkar,” she captioned it. In a follow up, Perry explained that normally the press would get their footage from outside the White House, but today they were invited inside. “When we went in, he was already on the phone I caught his eye and he called me over,” she said.
After seeing the video, many took to Twitter to apologize to Perry for the president being a “creep.”
We apologize that our president is a weird, inappropriate creep.
— Shannon Coulter (@shannoncoulter) June 27, 2017
1) it was utterly inappropriate in the work-place…they weren’t on a date!
2) you could see she was uncomfortable, he relishes this power
— Caroline Feraday (@CarolineFeraday) June 28, 2017
We apologize for this demented buffoon caveman, the admitted sexual predator, and are working on the problem. Please forgive us.
— Julie Silver (@JulieAnnSilver) June 27, 2017
Sexual harassment training video.
— Ken Fitzgerald (@loudlong) June 27, 2017
:: cringe :: https://t.co/mpmg4VzIY9
— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) June 27, 2017
— Andrew Rannells (@AndrewRannells) June 28, 2017
It’s hell to be objectified. When POTUS has no fear of doing that surrounded by cameras… I’m so sorry. Your success is more than a smile.
— Cristin Harber (@CristinHarber) June 28, 2017
its almost like we elected a self professed sexual predator ?
— Talia Lavin (@chick_in_kiev) June 27, 2017
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) June 28, 2017