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A White House official said Trump is well aware of how time zones work, especially as someone who's worked in worldwide business for years, but is often too busy to be concerned with such details.

"I don't think anybody would expect him or Obama or Bush or Clinton or anybody to do that", the official added.

The president was further accused of making "random" phone calls to his fellow world leaders which have no clear goal. He doesn't think about what time it is or who it is, ' the person said.

A White House official claimed Macron requested a majority of the calls with Trump.

Staffers reportedly often promise to schedule calls at more appropriate times, with NSC adviser HR McMaster reassuring Mr. Trump, "We can try to set it up". "You don't just call to check in", the official said, as quoted by the Politico media outlet on Monday.

But a White House official seemed to suggest to Politico that it was accurate. Macron would be like: "Hey what are we talking about?"

President Donald Trump reportedly has a "bizarre" interest in French President Emmanuel Macron and randomly calls him, leaving France's leader confused as to why Trump has reached out.

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The official added: "These are very busy people".

The media outlet also reported that the U.S. president's aides had to remind him on a "constant basis" about time zones due to his habit of calling his counterparts at awkward hours.

One White House aide basically expressed that sentiment when he said that Trump knows what time zones are, he just doesn't feel encumbered by them.

President Donald Trump allegedly joked he could play matchmaker for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi after learning from aides that the 67-year-old Indian leader has always been estranged from his wife, according to a new report in Politico. In one case, Trump, while studying a briefer's map of South Asia ahead of a 2017 meeting with India's prime minister, mispronounced Nepal as "nipple" and laughingly referred to Bhutan as "button", according to two sources with knowledge of the meeting.

Defending Trump, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during an interaction with the press that the US President has developed "strong relationships" with "America's closest allies", which allow for "candid conversations".

Trump's quip about playing matchmaker is not the first joke he's had at Modi's expense.


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