Leading up to German Chancellor Angela Merckel's visit to the White House in March, President Donald Trump received a briefing, just as one would expect. What one would not expect is for a portion of that briefing to be received in the bathroom.
In a long investigation detailing Trump's interactions with his White House staff, the Post's story cites several officials who said that while National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster briefed Trump on issues Merkel would likely raise, the president got up and went to the bathroom. Trump left the door open and instructed his aides to speak up so he could hear them, according to the Post.
Trump and Merckel eventually went on to have their noticeably tense meeting, where the president would fail to hear reporters ask him to shake Merckel's hand.