Trump welcomes Irish prime minister to White House

Trump welcomes Irish prime minister to White House
President Donald Trump meets with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is welcoming Ireland’s prime minister to the White House for the country’s traditional St. Patrick’s Day visit.

Trump, wearing a cluster of shamrocks on his jacket, greeted Leo Varadkar Thursday before a one-on-one meeting at the White House. The two were also set to attend a luncheon at the U.S. Capitol.

And in the evening, Varadkar was set to participate in the annual shamrock ceremony, presenting Trump with a bowl of Ireland’s famous greens.

The two were expected to discuss trade and immigration.

The 39-year-old Varadkar is Ireland’s youngest prime minister. He’s the son of an Indian immigrant and the first openly gay politician in the post.