Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar met with President Trump and Vice President Pence in Washington Thursday as part of an annual trip ahead of St. Patrick’s Day. Varadkar, who is gay, brought his partner, Matthew Barrett, to his meeting with Mike Pence, before calling out the vice president over his long history of opposing LGBTQ rights.
Prime Minister Leo Varadkar: “I stand here, leader of my country, flawed and human, but judged by my political actions and not by my sexual orientation, my skin tone, gender or religious beliefs. And I don’t believe that my country is the only one in the world where this story is possible.”
President Trump said Thursday he plans to visit to the Republic of Ireland at some point this year.