Prime Minister of Netherlands Caught Off Guard by Unruly U.S. Press: ‘Is It Always Like This?’
On Monday afternoon, President Donald Trump met with the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte and took a few questions from the press afterward. It resulted in an amusing moment as the PM got a look at the American press up close.
As White House aides attempted to clear out the Oval Office, the unruly gaggle caught the Prime Minister by surprise, and he turned to President Trump in amusement asking “Is it always like this?”
CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller tweeted about the moment.
At the end of the photo op, PM Rutte was clearly amused as press aides shouted loudly at the press pool to clear out of the Oval Office. "Is it always like this?" Rutte asked Pres Trump, clearly in disbelief at the lack of decorum. Even Trump cracked a smile. pic.twitter.com/L8ZlmFuHQN
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 2, 2018
We strike a slightly different balance between decorum and persistent accountability here than there, it seems. Even the matter of whether the shouting press is good or bad results in its own shouting match on Twitter, in the replies to Knoller.
An amusing moment all around.
Watch the clip above, courtesy of C-SPAN.
[Featured image via screengrab]
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