Well, the optics of this don’t look very good.
Check out this video of President Trump leaving the Oval Office after some brief remarks on his two new executive orders on trade and forgetting to sign said executive orders. Vice President Mike Pence, after alerting the president to his gaffe, had to go back for the documents:
Trump walked out of an executive order signing ceremony without having signed the executive orders pic.twitter.com/v0SjanotTe
— POLITICO (@politico) March 31, 2017
According to the pool report, Trump did sign the orders off camera:
After the remarks Potus left the office without signing the executive orders he was announcing. A WH official says they were signed subsequently.
Libs, as you’d imagine, pounced on the incident:
someone, please help us end this sham of a presidency. https://t.co/vwvIfw1Tro
— deray mckesson (@deray) March 31, 2017
wheels completely falling off–he's lost and confused https://t.co/EhaFwINS3H
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) March 31, 2017
ohhhhhh myyyyyy godddd https://t.co/aLK8dLnyu0
— Julia Pugachevsky (@jaypugz) March 31, 2017
With Deadspin’s Ashley Feinberg going as far as playing the “dementia” card:
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) March 31, 2017
Question Hillary Clinton’s health? Get attacked. Question Trump’s health? No problem!