'I see what you're doing there' – Jacinda Ardern shuts down reporter over whether Trump mistook her for Trudeau's wife

Jacinda Ardern has shut down a reporter asking her about a recent incident where US President Donald Trump is thought to have mistaken her for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife.

Talking at a post-cabinet meeting press conference today, the Prime Minister had little time for questions about the alleged incident at the ASEAN summit last week.

The Prime Minister was asked if she had warned Mr Trudeau that she may have gotten him into trouble with the US President.

"No it's got nothing to do with him as far as I'm concerned, it's not a significant issue or one that I'm going to trouble anyone else with their time over," the Prime Minister replied.

The reporter then tried to press the issue, asking if Mr Trudeau had been the one to mention Mr Trump had mistaken her for his wife.

"I see what you're trying to do there and I'm not troubling anyone else over this matter," Ms Ardern said, shutting her down.

The Prime Minister went on to say she doesn't think the issue has embarrassed anyone and that it hasn't hurt her relationships with anyone involved.

The allegations came about after comedian Tom Sainsbury told Newshub he was informed "Donald Trump was confused for a good amount of time, thinking that she was [Canadian Prime Minister] Justin Trudeau's wife".

The Prime Minister says the issue is of no significance and hasn't caused any embarrassment. Source: 1 NEWS