Trump Blasts “Two-Faced” Trudeau to Put Cherry on Top of Farcical NATO Summit
Now here is one summit which truly delivered
- Donald Trump canceled his final NATO press conference on Wednesday
- Cancelation means he wasn’t on TV during Wednesday morning’s must-watch impeachment hearings, being held by the House Judiciary Committee
- Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron and Boris Johnson were caught gossiping while Princess Anne stands with them
- Nobody mentions Trump by name, but they appear to be referencing an impromptu press conference he gave
- Boris asks ‘Is that why you were late?’ and Trudeau replies: ‘Because he takes a 40 minute press conference’
- Trump called Trudeau ‘two-faced’ and said the Canadian leader was mad because he demanded Ottawa fulfil its funding obligations to NATO
- ‘That was funny when I said that guy was two-faced,’ he was heard telling aides later, in his own hot mic moment later
Donald Trump on Wednesday sniped at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, one of the world leaders caught sniping at the U.S. president during a reception at Buckingham Palace.
‘He’s two-faced,’ he said of Trudeau, complaining that Canada is delinquent in spending 2 per cent of its GDP on defense—something members of the alliance all pledge to do.
And then in a hot-mic moment of his own later in the afternoon, Trump was overheard saying after speaking to Italy’s prime minister: ‘That was funny when I said that guy was two-faced.’
The remark was heard by a radio reporter who still had access to sound from the room after journalists were told to leave.
Trump canceled his final press conference at the NATO summit on Wednesday after Trudeau and two other world leaders – Emmanuel Macron of France and Boris Johnson of Britain – were caught on their own hot mic roasting him, with Princess Anne, the Queen’s daughter, nodding along.
The president had spoken with reporters for more than two hours since arriving in London on Monday and claimed he had answered enough questions.
He left the NATO summit on schedule, returning to the U.S. on Air Force One with First Lady Melania Trump, who had spent the day with schoolchildren in East London.
He told reporters during a brief press availability Wednesday afternoon in London that ‘[if] you’re demanding a press conference we’ll do one, but I think we’ve answered plenty of questions.’
‘I’ll cancel the news conference. I’ve done so many,’ he added an hour later at a planned luncheon, adding: ‘I think that’s enough.’
And in a tweet, he announced: ‘When today’s meetings are over, I will be heading back to Washington. We won’t be doing a press conference at the close of NATO because we did so many over the past two days. Safe travels to all!’
….When today’s meetings are over, I will be heading back to Washington. We won’t be doing a press conference at the close of NATO because we did so many over the past two days. Safe travels to all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2019
Trump’s cancelation means he won’t be on TV in the now-customary attempt to pre-empt Wednesday morning’s must-watch impeachment hearings, being held by the House Judiciary Committee.
Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte were caught at a Buckingham Palace NATO reception Tuesday night, appearing to gossip about the length of Trump’s unexpectedly long press briefings.
In a clip, the three world leaders seem to be discussing why the French leader was late during the London summit, held to mark the alliance’s 70th anniversary. The UK’s Princess Anne also appears to be involved in the discussion.
Yet none dare do it to his face https://t.co/YHrYToUv7H
— Michael Malice (@michaelmalice) December 4, 2019
None of the men mention Trump by name but Rutte is heard joking with Macron about the ‘fake news media,’ with Trudeau appearing to refer to the U.S. president’s talks with the press on Tuesday.
Trump had spoken at length to reporters in the afternoon after an awkward press availability with Macron, following on from an earlier and equally lengthy morning press chat after a sit-down with NATO president Jens Stoltenberg.
In the clip, Johnson asks: ‘Is that why you were late?’ as he stoops down and chuckles in disbelief, before Trudeau, swigging from his drink, shoots back: ‘He was late because he takes a 40 minute press conference off the top.’
The video then cuts to a later clip, which is without context, and sees Macron pointing furiously before Mr Rutte exclaims ‘fake news media’ and Trudeau adds: ‘You just watched his team’s jaws drop to the floor.’ He then motions as if his jaw is dropping. However, it is not known if Trump is the focus of that comment as the video has been edited.
Source: The Daily Mail