Trump Calls Trudeau ‘Two-Faced’ and Cancels Press Conference Following Video of Leaders Mocking Him
President Donald Trump has lashed out at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following the release of a video apparently showing Trudeau and other NATO leaders mocking the President. Trump will also cancel a press conference and leave the summit early to return to Washington.
After video surfaced that appeared to show the French, Canadian and British leaders mocking his long q&a sessions yesterday, Trump says his scheduled press conference is off and he’ll go directly to Washington after his meetings instead.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) December 4, 2019
The video of Trudeau and others, including French President Emmanuel Macron, seeming to mock Trump’s performance at press conferences on Tuesday emerged last night.
.@JustinTrudeau, @EmmanuelMacron, @BorisJohnson and other VIPs shared a few words at a Buckingham Palace reception Tuesday. No one mentions @realDonaldTrump by name, but they seem to be discussing his lengthy impromptu press conferences from earlier in the day. (Video: Host Pool) pic.twitter.com/dVgj48rpOP
— Power & Politics (@PnPCBC) December 3, 2019
Trump’s decision to leave the summit early has already become a subject of ridicule online and among journalists. This follows the earlier embarrassment of the video, where the leaders of some of the U.S.’s key strategic partners apparently shared a joke at Trump’s expense.
I've never been sure whether Trump knows everyone laughs at him behind his back and is insecure about it or if the fog of his own bluster protects his delicate brain from the truth. Either way, this is delicious. https://t.co/qIeLQjEF5K
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) December 4, 2019
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