White House's Spicer: Trump listened 'as usual' to translation at G7
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White House Press Secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerTrump falsely claims his events have never 'had an empty seat' Press: Acosta, latest to walk the plank Sarah Sanders: I will walk out of the White House 'with my head held high' MORE pushed back Saturday against claims that President TrumpDonald John TrumpChelsea Clinton announces birth of third child Ukrainian officials and Giuliani are sharing back-channel campaign information: report Trump attacks 'the Squad' as 'racist group of troublemakers' MORE was not listening to a translation of Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni's speech at the G7 summit in Sicily.

"As usual @POTUS wears a single ear piece for translation in his right ear," Spicer wrote on Twitter in response to a tweet by BBC reporter James Landale suggesting that Trump was not listening to a translation of Gentiloni's address.

"A short clip that sums up this G7 summit: look who has chosen not to hear a translation of his Italian host's speech #G6," Landale had tweeted earlier. 

Trump wrapped up his first trip abroad on Saturday – a nine-day tour across five different countries. The G7 summit in Taormina, Sicily was the final leg of the president's trip.


Trump irked some world leaders at the summit over his refusal to pledge support for the Paris climate agreement. German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the discussion over whether Trump would keep the U.S. in the accord or withdraw "very difficult."

"The whole discussion on the topic of climate was very difficult, not to say very unsatisfactory," she said, according to The Associated Press.