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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:
Pres Trump doesn't appear to be wearing the translation earpiece during PM Abe's remarks. Wait, does POTUS speak Ja… https://t.co/1SnOCRT4G8 — Peter Alexander (@Peter Alexander)
[White House press conference]
JAPANESE PM: *speaks Japanese*
TRUMP: [not wearing translator earpiece] I was told there would be subtitles — Andy H. (@Andy H.)
Give Trump some credit, however, - a good while into Abe’s speech Trump noticed the earpiece and realised he should probably put it in.
President Trump is now using the translation earpiece; he was apparently not wearing it during Japanese Prime Minister Abe's opening remarks — Bradd Jaffy (@Bradd Jaffy)
Trump was reported to have been following cues from his staffers, who were wearing earpieces, on when to laugh.
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