Leo Varadkar will attend an event marking the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement today

Leo Varadkar has been asking US state governors how to deal with Donald Trump ahead of their meeting later this week.

The Taoiseach says he's not apprehensive about the meeting, but has asked the pro-Trump governors of Texas and Oklahoma how to approach The Donald.

The two governors have advised Mr Varadkar that the US leader is exactly as he appears on TV:

Today, the Taoiseach is set the give the keynote speech at an event in Washington DC marking the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.

Other speakers at today's event include former US special envoy to Northern Ireland George Mitchell and former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams.

The Taoiseach is moving on to the US capital after his trips to Austin, Dallas and the Native American territory of Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma in recent days.