Shinzō Abe looked like a college girl who had finally managed to get away from a groping frat boy at a kegger.
And that was not the only bizarre moment from the meeting.
A number of other attendees pointed this out on Twitter, while also noting that Trump was trying to respond and even laugh at the appropriate moments by watching the reactions of those who WERE wearing their translation earpieces.Trump does not appear to be wearing an earpiece to translate Prime Minister Abe's remarks. pic.twitter.com/zcN21DuXgm— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) February 10, 2017
This confused at least one reporter enough to wonder if perhaps Trump knew how to speak Japanese.
That of course is ridiculous since Trump has not even managed to master the English language after 70 years of trying to speak it.Pres Trump doesn't appear to be wearing the translation earpiece during PM Abe's remarks. Wait, does POTUS speak Japanese? pic.twitter.com/MuHTDQjwhe— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) February 10, 2017
In the end a CNN reporter summed the whole thing up for a bewildered Wolf Blitzer..@jeffzeleny on Trump not wearing his earpiece for a portion of the press conference https://t.co/uW1WUyK2nP— Daniella Diaz (@DaniellaMicaela) February 10, 2017
Remember THIS is the guy that the Russians chose to represent America to the world.
Clearly they still hate us for the cold war.