Trump Mexico President Phone Call Memes

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Trump’s failure to get the president of Mexico on the line becomes a meme

There were a lot of video edits.

Aug 27, 2018, 3:49 pm

Internet Culture

Andrew Wyrich 

Andrew Wyrich

President Donald Trump announced on Monday that the United States and Mexico have agreed to a new trade deal that would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

To mark the agreement, Trump brought reporters into the Oval Office to listen to a phone call with Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto, but there were some technical difficulties.

As cameras rolled, the president pushed a few buttons on the phone—expecting Nieto to be on speakerphone—and after a few moments of confusion, an aide helped Trump connect with the fellow leader.

The awkwardness of watching the president fiddle with a phone for a few moments wasn’t lost by people online.

Many people immediately thought the call was a perfect way to rope in comparisons to The Office and Veep.

The president ended the call by telling Nieto that a “hug would be very nice” after the Mexican president told him he sends an ‘affectionate hug” his way.

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*First Published: Aug 27, 2018, 3:49 pm