During a press conference with President Sauli Niinistö of Finland, Trump confused a female reporter for another female reporter whom he had taken a question from only moments earlier. The confusion, of course, came from the fact that they were both blonde.
Pres. Trump mixes up two Finnish journalists during press conference. "We have a lot of blonde women in Finland," he's told. pic.twitter.com/lMHWLse7zU
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“Again? You’re going to give her the same one?” Trump asked.
“No, she is not the same lady,” Niinistö replied. “They are sitting side by side.”
Even the reporter took a shot at the President in his decidedly absentminded moment.
“We have a lot of blonde women in Finland,” she said.
This is, of course, not the first time that Trump has fumbled in the presence of a female reporter. At the end of June, Trump interrupted a phone call with the new prime minister of Ireland, Leo Varadkar, when he noticed an attractive journalist, Caitriona Perry, from an Irish news organization.
“And where are you from?” Trump asked the reporter. “Go ahead. Come here, come here. Where are you from? We have all of this beautiful Irish press.”
Perry introduced herself to the President, to which he replied, to Varadkar, “She has a nice smile on her face so I bet she treats you well.”
Trump may have been better served today focusing on the devastation in Texas than whatever blonde reporter is in his line of view.
Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.