“Again?” Mr Trump asked the Finnish president, mistakenly believing he had called on a reporter who had already asked a question. “You’re going to give her the same one?”
“No, she is not the same lady,” Mr Niinisto replied, to the amusement of the two journalists.
“We have a lot of blonde women in Finland,” one of the reporters added, as Mr Trump laughed.
That was only the beginning of what was described by some attending the Press gathering as total "confused babbling" by President Trump.
President Donald Trump during the Press meeting also continued to insist that Mexico will pay for his proposed wall on the southern border, even though the country’s government released a statement over the weekend saying it would never do so.
“One way or the other Mexico is going to pay for the wall, that’s right,” Trump said at a this joint news conference alongside Finnish President Sauli Niinistö in the White House. “It may be through reimbursement, but one way or the other Mexico will pay for the wall”, he said.
He also noted that the NAFTA agreement was completely unfair to America and would be renegotiated by America or ended.
Trump has threatened to shut down the government if Congress does not fund his border wall proposal, which virtually all Democrats and many Republicans oppose.
President Donald Trump also told reporters at the Press Conference that he chose to announce his pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio just as Hurricane Harvey was hitting landfall because “I assumed the ratings would be far higher than they would be normally.”
Arpaio was convicted last month of criminal contempt of court for refusing to obey an official order barring his practices of detaining undocumented immigrants.
Trump said that Arpaio was treated “unbelievable unfairly” by the Obama administration. The Justice Department’s civil rights division issued a scathing investigative report in 2011 on Arpaio’s policing practices and that of his department.
After the meeting several journalists questioned the President's intellectual capability to handle a press conference. One journalist remarked. " this guy is completely "cookoo" .