President Donald Trump appears in a hurry to leave the G20 summit in Buenos Aires.
How else does one explain the President simply walking away from his Argentinean counterpart, President Mauricio Macri, just as the two leaders were supposed to pose for a photo opportunity on Friday.
The hilarious video shows Trump shake hands with Macri.
The two leaders were then supposed to spend a few more moments on stage for a group photo with other G20 leaders.
President Donald Trump (left) shakes hands with Argentina’s President, Mauricio Macri, at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires on Friday
The two men were supposed to shake hands and then pose for a group photo with other world leaders
Macri gestured to Trump to remain on stage, but the U.S. President appeared eager to be elsewhere
An aide (far left) begins to give chase after the U.S. President, who is seen walking out of the frame on the far right while a bewildered Macri is in the center
The Argentinean leader is left on his own while the reporters who witnessed the incident can be heard in the video laughing. Trump is also heard saying: ‘Get me out of here’
Despite the confusion, Trump does pose with the other world leaders in the group photo on Friday. The U.S. President is seen first row sixth from the left
But Trump was apparently so eager to leave that that he just wandered off stage.
An aide began to chase down the American President while Macri sheepishly lingered on stage all by himself.
Trump, while off camera, is heard saying: ‘Get me out of here.’
Reporters who covered the incident started laughing when Trump awkwardly walked off.
The incident in Buenos Aires was the second embarrassing gaffe for Trump, who doesn’t seem interested in the nuances of diplomatic protocol.
Earlier Friday, the President stood side by side with Macri and seemed to struggle to understand the translation delivered into his earpiece.
As the South American president shared kind greetings in Spanish, Trump tossed his his translation earpiece to the ground telling Macri ‘I think I understood you better in your language than I did on this. But that’s okay’.
Trump tossed out his translation earpiece while speaking with Macri ahead of the G20 summit on Friday
Macri praised Trump in Spanish before reporters as the president seemed to struggle to understand him and leaned into his earpiece during the meeting at the Casa Rosada
He eventually gave up on the translator and dumped it on the ground saying: ‘I think I understood you better in your language than I did on this. But that’s okay’
Just moments prior Trump looked flustered with the translation as he pressed the machine into his ear with a distracted and stern face, slightly nodding as a smiling Macri showered him with praise.
‘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,’ Macri said at the Casa Rosada, Argentina’s presidential mansion.
But Trump didn’t seem to understand too well with his ear glued to the earpiece and his face stale, giving little reaction to Macri’s kind words.