Courtesy of Slate:President Trump forgets to sign executive order, walks out of ceremony. Pence remembers, grabs executive order from desk. @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/h1kDBvwcP5— Vic Berger IV (@VicBergerIV) March 31, 2017
President Trump gathered the press on Friday to sign two new executive orders on trade. He spoke very positively about what he was going to sign. "Thank you everybody," he said from the podium. "You're going to be seeing some very, very strong results very, very quickly. Thank you very much."
The commander in chief immediately sought out the door, and seemingly couldn’t get out of the room fast enough. Never mind that he hadn’t actually signed anything.
Vice President Mike Pence seems to have noticed the president’s mistake and ran after him. Trump appears to gesture that he wants the orders to be brought to him so Pence then goes to the desk and picks up the orders so the commander in chief can sign them in another room. That’s not quite how things usually work, considering Trump likes to have the press take photos of him signing executive orders.
Did you notice Pence trying to get his boss to stay in the room only to be sent to fetch the document like the trained poodle that we know him to be?
What what made Trump cut and run like that?
That becomes clear when you watch this alternative tape of the event.
Did you hear that reporter asking about Michael Flynn?
THAT seems to be what triggered Trump's flight response, and it essentially proves that the whole Flynn debacle has him very on edge.
And who can blame him?
After all Michael Flynn "has a story to tell."