WATCH: Trump’s Attempt to Use a Speakerphone Goes Comically Awry, Draws Mockery
When President Donald Trump made the new trade agreement announcement in the Oval Office, he brought in Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto by speakerphone to discuss the details. But in what is hopefully not a harbinger of the efficacy of the agreement itself, the process of actually getting the speakerphone to work was its own international fiasco.
You can watch the clip above, which stretched from initially exasperating to eventually comical before finally being resolved. Some found it telling of incompetence, others saw it as a unifying attribute of mankind, but suffice it to say there were a lot of reactions and they ran the gamut. Here are just a few.
Trump sitting there listening to that awkward back-and-forth translated phone call with President Peña Nieto pic.twitter.com/NG6k7UMQJP
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) August 27, 2018
this is like a scene from the office https://t.co/f5xcR0JHmg
— David Mack (@davidmackau) August 27, 2018
Watching Trump nod along while president of Mexico talks via speakerphone in the Oval Office is the strangest live TV.
— Tarini Parti (@tparti) August 27, 2018
— Dina Gusovsky (@DinaGusovsky) August 27, 2018
the one truly unifying aspect of office life is that every meeting begins with 5 min. of technical difficulties and 1-2 people yelling “HELLO???” over and over while everyone else sits in silence https://t.co/FQpcG6z6Z0
— maxwell (@maxwellstrachan) August 27, 2018
Commander in Chief of Space Force, ladies and gentlemen. https://t.co/fD9gM0GBcw
— Jeff Mac (@JeffMacIsHere) August 27, 2018
This rough transcript of the moment is pretty great.
I’m dying laughing at this log of Trump trying to use the speaker phone with Nieto. Laughing so hard. pic.twitter.com/q2KDm1sXp4
— Lauren Peikoff (@laurenpeikoff) August 27, 2018
Of course, you gotta love the remixes.
Edited the video of a confused Trump with the speaker phone w/ the Curb Your Enthusiasm theme song.
— Chris Strider (@stridinstrider) August 27, 2018
But this just has to be the early winner:
— ElElegante101 (@skolanach) August 27, 2018
Watch the clips above, courtesy of Fox News.
[Featured image via screengrab]
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