Trump calls Ireland's Varadkar to congratulate him

Trump, Varadkar in first phone greeting

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

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has spoken to President Trump for the first time since taking office.

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

Mr Trump said: "We have so many people from Ireland in this country".

The ban has been reinstated until autumn.

The 38-year-old Varadkar, who was born in Dublin to an Indian immigrant father and an Irish mother, is seen as progressive on social issues such as gender equality and abortion rights. I know so many of them, too.

"The latest of these is scheduled to take place this afternoon with President Donald Trump, who wishes to congratulate An Taoiseach on his appointment", the spokesman added.

"I just want to congratulate you".

"I totally reject and oppose President Trump's attempt to withdraw the United States from the commitments made in Paris", he said, in reference to the accord struck in 2016.

The pair also discussed migration, Brexit and the movement of goods and citizens across the border, climate change, free trade, Irish inward investment in the U.S. and the undocumented Irish, or illegal Irish immigrants, in the US. "We have all of this attractive Irish press".

They also discussed the Northern Ireland peace process.

"I will not, of course, rescind that invitation".

They discussed the supply and confidence agreement between the Conservatives and the DUP as well.

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