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DUP MP Ian Paisley posts selfie with Melania Trump

DUP MP Ian Paisley has tweeted a picture of himself with the US First Lady Melania Trump in Washington.

With a broad smile, the North Antrim politician posted his selfie with the wife of Donald Trump at an event at the White House on Twitter.

The American First Lady is pictured in a vibrant emerald green, leopard-print shift dress, which was designed by Lady Gaga’s stylist, Brandon Maxwell, for the annual St Patrick's Day celebrations.

Mr Paisley is in the United States as part of the St Patrick's Day events, where he is joined by his party colleague Nigel Dodds.

In a tweet accompanied by four photographs of his visit to the White House, Mr Paisley said he was the only person from Northern Ireland at the event.

"Had a very enjoyable day as a guest of Mr President and the First Lady at the White House," he wrote.

"Great to have the support of @realDonaldTrump for Northern Ireland and honoured to be only person from Northern Ireland to be invited to a private family reception."

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