President Donald Trump had a rather embarrassing moment while trying to announce an “understanding” with Mexico that would likely set the foundation for a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Hitting a problem most office workers have encountered, although, not likely in front of television cameras, Trump had difficulty getting Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on speaker phone to talk about the deal.
“Uh, the president is on the phone. Enrique?” Trump said Monday, seated in the Oval Office. Appearing to grow frustrated, Trump made a gesture with both hands. “It’s a big thing,” he said. “A lot of people waiting.” Finally, a White House staff member came to the rescue, walking over to the phone and pressing some more buttons.
Once President Peña Nieto was brought to the line the two moved on to discuss the new trade arrangement between the U.S. and Mexico.
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