On Friday, President Trump left his executive order signing ceremony before actually signing the orders.
President Trump was slated to sign two executive orders aimed at dealing with trade enforcement; however, following a short speech, Trump abruptly left the Oval Office before he could sign the orders.
Vice President Mike Pence realized the mistake and tried to bring him back but to no avail.
According to CBS, the abrupt departure happened after one of its reporters, Major Garrett, asked Trump a question about General Michael Flynn.
“Mr. President, today with your tweet, were you trying to tell the Justice Department to grant immunity to Michael Flynn?” Garrett asked. “Were you trying to do that, Mr. President? Was that your intention, Mr. President, sir? Mr. President, was that your intention, Mr. President? Was that your intention, sir?”
Trump refused to acknowledge the question before walking out of the Oval Office.
President Trump had tweeted earlier Friday that Flynn should ask for “immunity” from the “witch hunt” being conducted by the media.
The Trump administration has asserted that President Trump wants Flynn to testify, though,
Following his departure from the room, Pence walked to the desk, grabbed the folders containing the executive orders and followed the president out of the Oval Office. Photos retweeted later from the president’s Twitter account show that Trump did, in fact, sign the orders, just at a different time and location.