President Trump had a tough time distinguishing between two women journalists during a joint press conference with Finnish president Sauli Niinistö on Monday.
Before wrapping up the conference, Niinistö took a question from one of the reporters in the crowd.
“Again? You’re going to give her the same one?” Trump asked, seemingly mistaking the woman for another female journalist who had previously asked a question.
“No, she is not the same lady,” Niinistö replied. “They are sitting side by side.”
“We have a lot of blonde women in Finland,” the reporter joked.
Donald Trump got 2 blonde, Finnish reporters mixed up at a press conference with President Sauli Niinistö pic.twitter.com/sRknpa9dt5
— Tom Richell (@tomrichell) August 28, 2017
After the incident, a photo of the two reporters, Maria Annala and Paula Vilén, was posted on Twitter by PBS NewsHour correspondent Lisa Desjardins. The photo showed clearly that the two women are obviously different people and they were both smiling. Annala later posted on Twitter that this was her “15 minutes of fame.”
— Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) August 28, 2017
If the president didn’t have a history of treating women like collectible objects, we would be inclined to brush this off as an honest mistake. However …
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