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Trump Held An Executive Order Signing Ceremony, Then Walked Away Without Signing Anything

"So, he didn't sign them?" one puzzled reporter asked.

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President Trump held an executive order signing ceremony in the Oval Office on Friday where he planned to sign two orders that he said would start a “great revival” of US manufacturing.


The two orders targeted trade deficits, a topic that Trump promised to tackle repeatedly throughout his campaign.

One was designed to identify trade deficits by country and by product, while the other aimed to increase the collection of duties and imports.


After Pence exited the room with the orders, confused reporters could be overheard wondering what was going on.

"So, he didn't sign them?" one puzzled reporter was heard asking.

"He did not sign them," another responded.

"He did not sign," another concluded.

The entire awkward moment can be seen here.

Pool via Politico

Salvador Hernandez is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

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