US President George Bush has poked fun at a balding BBC political editor in a press conference.

Nick Robinson asked Bush at a Camp David if he could trust Gordon Brown not to "cut and run" from Iraq, reports the Daily Mirror.

Nick Robinson

Bush, who crossed swords with Robinson last year, replied dismissively: "Are you still hanging around?"

Later, unable to resist a gibe in the baking heat, he told the BBC journalist: "You'd better cover up your bald head, it's getting hot out."

Robinson replied: "I didn't known you cared". Bush hit back: "I don't" before snorting disdainfully and walking away to laughter.

Robinson angered Bush last year by asking him if he was in "denial" about the Iraq war.