Italian Translator Who Went Viral for Her Reaction to Trump Just Met Biden—and It Went Just as You'd Expect
Back in 2019, Trump held a meeting in the Oval Office with the Italian President, Sergio Mattarella.
Over the course of the meeting, Trump ranted for the FBI to release the nonexistent Crowdstrike server and claimed that the relationship between Italy and the United States goes back "thousands of years."
Italian tranlsator Elisabetta Savigni Ullmann went viral for her perplexed and bewildered facial expressions at the meeting, appearing visibly confused in trying to make sense of then-President Donald Trump's rambling.
Welcome to the Splash Zone, Italian Translator. https://t.co/IDaBGd8LkM— John Heilemann (@John Heilemann) 1571252307.0
Flash forward to this week, when President Joe Biden traveled to Rome for a visit with the Pope and other prominent global figures.
As Biden joked with Pope Francis, people noticed a familiar face: Ullman's. Her demeanor was noticeably different than the day of the convoluted Oval Office meeting.
Check it out.
Italian translator: Trump vs. Biden https://t.co/bpQnSB4uNP— The Recount (@The Recount) 1635520298.0
Side by side video suggested a stark contrast in Ullman's demeanor around the two Presidents. While she appears bewildered and baffled behind Trump, she seems gleeful and at ease with Biden.
The video sparked loads of reactions online.
The rare sequel that’s every bit as good as the Recount Classic™ original (see below). Kudos @brenonade. https://t.co/h1VuZa0y6D— John Heilemann (@John Heilemann) 1635530441.0
What a difference a competent President makes: Biden vs. Trump with Italian Translator #G20RomeSummit https://t.co/IpzIWyfEjx— Andrew Wortman 🏳️🌈 (@Andrew Wortman 🏳️🌈) 1635520703.0
I loved this translator then, but I love her even more now... https://t.co/pzxqhUxO3v— Angela MW (@Angela MW) 1635529646.0
No words needed.
Yes a picture says 1000 words but video screams it! https://t.co/pRNFUMitI3— Rosemarie Lane 🇺🇸🏴☠️🏝🎣🐶 (@Rosemarie Lane 🇺🇸🏴☠️🏝🎣🐶) 1635535683.0
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