Trump wanders off the G20 stage before a group photo and leaves Argentina's President Macri on his own
Trump, who was on stage with Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri, was supposed to stay back for a photo together. Instead, he walked off the stage leaving Macri hanging.
President Donald Trump was on stage with Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri and was supposed to stay back for a photo together. Instead, he walked off the stage leaving a sheepish looking Macri behind, reports the Daily Mail. Further, Trump was scheduled to stay back and take more photos with the leaders present at the G20 summit, but he was so eager to leave the venue that he reportedly just wandered off. An aide close to the Commander in Chief was even seen chasing him down.
Those present at the event claim that reporters started laughing upon watching Trump’s lack of decorum, he made things even more awkward by muttering, “Get me out of here,” which was caught on a hot mic.
Trump greets Argentinian President Mauricio Macri, then promptly walks off the stage, leaving Macri standing alone.— Julie Laumann #StrongerThanHate 🌎 (@Otpor17) December 2, 2018
As Macri calls after him, a staffer attempts to retrieve Trump.
At 0:16, Trump says, "Get me out of here." (h/t @TopRopeTravis) #G20pic.twitter.com/aYwjPEMaU2
Earlier during the day he supposedly made another embarrassing gaffe. The president was seen with Macri on stage at the Casa Rosada, Argentina's presidential mansion, and seemed evidently confused, probably because he was unable to understand the translations being fed in his ear, even pressing the translation earpiece harder into his ear.
Even as Macri showered him with compliments, along the lines of “It’s a great opportunity to thank you — to thank you for the huge support we have received from the United States and from your government, especially during this past year. We’ve been going through some difficult times,” Trump was seen nodding and not particularly responding to the compliments being paid to him. After a point. Trump was seen tossing his translation earpiece to the ground, telling Macri, “Think I understood you better in your language than I did on this. But that's okay.”
Trump is known to have wandered off many times over in his presidency, including the time he walked off right before he was supposed to take a photo with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during his visit to Iran in May 2017.
Trump, who is yet to give a press conference regarding the G20 summit, had claimed in a series of tweets that while he was looking forward to giving one, he canceled it, as a way of paying respect to the late 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush.
The tweets read, “I was very much looking forward to having a press conference just prior to leaving Argentina because we have had such great success in our dealing with various countries and their leaders at the G20....However, out of respect for the Bush Family and former President George H.W. Bush we will wait until after the funeral to have a press conference.”