Leo Varadkar appeared on RTÉ's 'Prime Time' last night. Topics such as air bridges were discussed while the Taoiseach also spoke of his confidence that Ireland will be able to move into Phase 3 of the roadmap set out for the current health crisis.
Tweeter Caolán Mc Aree (@Caolanmcaree) picked up on a rather amusing moment featuring Varadkar during his appearance on the show.
When 'Prime Time' presenter David McCullagh introduced the Taoiseach, the camera shot to the Leader of Fine Gael, who then looks up at his messy hair in dismay.
The caption for the video reads: "Screaming at Leo's smile turning to horror when he realised how his hair looked."
Check it out:
— Caolán Mc Aree (@Caolanmcaree) June 23, 2020
While on the show, Varadkar was also asked about that 'Mean Girls' quote he used in a recent speech.
McCullagh asked: "Do you really think it's appropriate to be using a speech to quote teen movies as an in-joke with an actor?" to which Varadkar responded: "I think any quote is appropriate if it’s appropriate in its context, whether it was written in a movie or by a poet."
McCullagh continued: "The quote, 'the limit does not exist', I believe is from the movie Mean Girls, that was appropriate for use?"
The Taoiseach answered: "It was in the context of our ambitions as a country. I know that some people may be snobbish about those things, that a quote from a movie is different from a quote from a poet or a great author, like yourself, but I don’t see it that way.
"I think any quote, in any speech, is appropriate if it’s in context and I have used quotes from poets and other writers precisely to deal with the issue."
"I think any quote is appropriate if it's appropriate in its context" Taoiseach Leo Varadkar discusses the use of film quotes in his Covid-19 speeches#RTEPT | @mcculld | @LeoVaradkar | #Covid19 pic.twitter.com/KiAzVK1Gs1
— RTÉ Prime Time (@RTE_PrimeTime) June 23, 2020