Trump's motorcade arrived at the top of the Via Teatro Greco at the gates entrance of the Greek Theater in Taormina Sicily at 11:56am. The car was surrounded by secret service personnel, Italian military and Carabinieri.
He was the last leader to arrive at the G7 Summit.
Succession of arrivals:
Italian Prime Minister Gentiloni
EU commission President Jean-Claude Juncker
EU Council President Donald Tusk
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe
French PM Justin Trudeau
French President Macron
German Chancellor Merkel
US President Trump
"Hello everybody, Hello everybody," Trump waved to cameras as he walked up the incline to the theater with a serious face and no signature toothy smile.
At 12:11pm he walked back down the entrance past the gates and into a side entrance at the Grand Hotel Timeo.
He reemerged from the side entrance at 12:15pm when a suburban SUV with an Italian and US flag pulled up. He waved to onlookers and then hopped into a golf cart with National Economic advisor Gary Cohn that was followed by an entourage as moved down via Teatro Greco.
Cohn clarified to your pooler Trump's comment "very bad" comment in der Spiegel article.
"He said they're very bad on trade but he doesnt have a problem with Germany. He said his dad is from germany. He 'I don't have a problem Germany, I have a problem with German trade."
More quotes from Cohn coming