Donald Trump forgot his earpiece and pretended to understand Japanese

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Donald Trump greeted Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe to the White House on Friday – but it didn’t go exactly to plan.

It appears Trump wasn’t wearing his earpiece – which translated Abe’s address for the room.

Yet, people noted Trump nodding in agreement to Abe. 

And, of course people noticed:




Give Trump some credit, however, - a good while into Abe’s speech Trump noticed the earpiece and realised he should probably put it in.



Trump was reported to have been following cues from his staffers, who were wearing earpieces, on when to laugh.



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