The U.S. President, Donald Trump will never cease to amaze the world. This time, he was seen walking aimlessly off stage immediately after greeting the Argentinian President, Mauricio Macri. Of course, this is not the first time the U.S President has walked away aimlessly from other world leaders.
On Saturday, while President Donald Trump was representing the U.S. at a weekend summit in Argentina, he was seen walking off stage away from other world leaders during what was supposed to be a photo session for him and other important dignitaries at the G20 summit. In a short video recorded during this weekend’s summit held in Argentina, President Trump is seen walking briskly up to Argentinian President Mauricio Macri, who had a quick handshake with him and then wandered away off stage leaving other dignitaries.
Somewhat confused seeing the unexpected breach of protocol, Macri is seen on the video gesturing towards Trump so he can capture his attention to return to the stage. An aide is also seen running after the U.S. President to gain his attention. According to The Guardian, the two presidents were expected to have a photo session together with other world leaders at the G20summit held in Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina.
A few observers, including Splinter News, pointed out that this is not Trump’s first time to walk away aimlessly from other world leaders; neither is it his second, nor his third.
It can be recalled that President Trump did the same thing to Israeli Prime Minister, BenjaminNetanyahu last year when he stood up and walk away during a scheduled photo session with dignitaries at the venue. An aide had to go after Trump to retrieve him after he left Netanyahu sitting awkwardly in his seat waiting to pose for photos.
A few months later, Trump missed his waiting motorcade after getting off Air Force One. Despite waiting at the bottom of the stairs, Trump seemed not to have registered the presence of the motorcade he was meant to enter. He had wandered away from the vehicle onto the tarmac before a staff member came to direct him back to the waiting vehicle.
The gathering of the leaders of the Group of 20 on Saturday was meant to proffer solutions to the difficulties currently facing the world trading system. They all agreed on fixing issues concerning trade and migration. But, the all-night talks in the Argentine capital saw only 19 of the G-20 countries agreeing to support the Paris Agreement on fighting climate change. The TheUnited States was the lone holdout.
President Trump had earlier said he does not believe in the phenomenon of climate change that has devastating effects on humanity.
A few journalists reported hearing Trump muttering “get me out of here” as he walked off the stage away from the Argentinian President on Saturday.
Trump later returned to the stage where he stood in the midst of a world leader to pose for photos. The French President, Emmanuel Macron and The British Prime Minister, Theresa May were seen standing to his right.