25 Oct '17, 4am

President Trump went off-script 10 times during joint press conference with PM Lee

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and President Donald Trump held a joint press conference on Monday, Oct. 23, 1.30pm (Washington DC time), in the White House Rose Garden. That’s Oct. 24, 1.30am Singapore time, as Washington is 12 hours behind. Advertisement Relaxed affair The joint press conference was a relaxed post-lunch event — more relaxed than the initial meeting where both leaders exchanged pleasantries publicly before the media as part of formalities. In characteristic fashion, a suitably relaxed-looking President Trump improvised on the speech he was supposed to give by speaking off the cuff on at least 10 occasions. His going off-script antics involved mostly showing approval of what he was reading out on paper, by peppering praises mid-sentence to highlight segments he agreed with personally, such as the purchase of Boeing planes by Singapore Airlines. These breaks...

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