During a Monday afternoon Oval Office press event to announce a new trade deal with Mexico, Donald Trump had some major difficulties getting Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on his speakerphone.
Trump had to wait for the President of Mexico to get on the phone in the Oval Office: "Enrqiue? Ok, you can hook hi… https://t.co/vAra8j6QR2— Steve Kopack (@Steve Kopack) 1535385091.0
Trump and Nieto have reportedly agreed to changes to NAFTA, which Trump has derided as being disadvantageous to the United States.
According to CNN, the biggest items agreed upon by the United States and Mexico are as follows:
- "Auto manufacturing: The new deal would require that 75% of the parts in any car sold in North America be produced in the United States or Mexico. Currently, about 62% of parts are required to be produced in the United States, Mexico or Canada.
- Higher labor standards: The new deal would require that 40% to 45% of auto parts in cars sold be made by workers earning at least $16 USD per hour.
- Sunset clause: The agreement will last for 16 years, and will be reviewed every six years."
Trump added that the NAFTA monicker will be dropped from the newly negotiated trade deal.
But the details of the deal were overshadowed by the speakerphone fail, which is now going viral for an entirely different reason: a Twitter hero has set it to the closing credits theme song of HBO's Veep.
And it works well...almost too well:
so just as an experiment I put the president's ~supremely~ awkward oval office moment to the @VeepHBO closing credi… https://t.co/23R4YJ25UV— Arlen Parsa (@Arlen Parsa) 1535387160.0
@arlenparsa @VeepHBO This is literally the only time I have happily listened to @realDonaldTrump And I laughed so hard. Thank you.— Sandra Beggs (@Sandra Beggs) 1535397936.0
Twitter thinks we're living in an episode of Veep.
Is the season over yet?
@arlenparsa @VeepHBO If only this episode would end.— Idyll (@Idyll) 1535391213.0
@arlenparsa @VeepHBO All I want is the closing credits for his administration.— Blahblah, something holiday, Cipher (@Blahblah, something holiday, Cipher) 1535394932.0
What is Trump even doing?
@arlenparsa @KidCasteel @VeepHBO he's pressing the wrong buttons isn't he?— Ceeba (@Ceeba) 1535392762.0
@arlenparsa Perfect! The buffoonery in evidence is gobsmacking.— Grace Millman 🆘 (@Grace Millman 🆘) 1535393450.0
@arlenparsa @VeepHBO That phone guy is fired by now, right?— Daniel C Schmidt (@Daniel C Schmidt) 1535388483.0
Parsa also synced the Trump footage with the music from Curb Your Enthusiasm, and it too is scary perfect.
UM YOU GUYS it works with the Curb Your Enthusiasm theme song too, this is amazing https://t.co/0P0Kkobcam— Arlen Parsa (@Arlen Parsa) 1535389118.0
@arlenparsa so perfect! Thanks for making them.— Olson Johnson (@Olson Johnson) 1535397033.0
It's almost better tbh.
@arlenparsa Curb Your Enthusiasm works the best!— SRFletch (@SRFletch) 1535401262.0
@arlenparsa @nedprice You just need Larry David at the end saying "Prettae, prettae, prettae, prettae, prettae.....prettae good deal."— Zero Shorts LLC (@Zero Shorts LLC) 1535402146.0
What a time to be alive.