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Trump repeatedly called the prime minister of Spain 'president,' and everyone is confused

Mashable

Trump held a joint presser with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Tuesday afternoon, where he spent the entire time calling the visiting world leader the "president of Spain" instead of "prime minister." SEE ALSO: John McCain just body-slammed Trumpcare and the bill's sponsor tweeted a surprising response "Good afternoon I'm greatly honored to welcome President Mariano Rajoy...of Spain...and it's a great honor to have you at the White House" Trump said in a somewhat quizzical voice. The sudden head turning reaction from Mariano Rajoy when he heard Pres. He is the Prime Minister pic.twitter.com/gPFKdegPMS Considering there's a significant difference between the two roles, people were a bit confused -- possibly even Rajoy himself, who appeared to whip his head around after first hearing Trump address him.


Sobotka drops plan to resign, says will fire Babis

Al Jazeera

Three days after announcing that he and his government would quit, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka changed tack on Friday, saying he would instead seek the removal of his finance minister and political rival, Andrej Babis. The latest twist in Czech politics comes amid a growing row over Babis, a billionaire politician who faces questions over past business dealings but is also the most popular party leader before a parliamentary election in October. Sobotka has been in office since 2014, with his leftist CSSD sharing power in a coalition government, which includes Babis' ANO. Sobotka's backtracking came after President Milos Zeman, an ally of Babis, made it clear that he would treat the resignation as the prime minister's own - not the departure of the entire cabinet. Accusing the president of making a "joke" of the constitution, Sobotka told reporters: "In such a situation my resignation does not make any sense.


The Latest: Obama, Clintons, pope to attend Peres funeral

Associated Press

FILE - In this March 22, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama walks on the tarmac with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and Israeli President Shimon Peres, left, prior to his departure from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president and prime minister, whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state and who was celebrated around the world as a Nobel prize-winning visionary who pushed his country toward peace, has died, the Israeli news website YNet reported early Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. FILE - In this March 22, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama walks on the tarmac with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and Israeli President Shimon Peres, left, prior to his departure from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. FILE - In this March 20, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama is greeted by Israeli President Shimon Peres, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu upon his arrival ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel.


France's new president wastes no time: names PM, sees Merkel

Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — On his first full day in office, French President Emmanuel Macron moved quickly Monday, naming 46-year-old lawmaker Edouard Philippe as his new prime minister before flying off to Berlin for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel.