A Hot Mic recorded a seemingly Trump-inspired conversation between some world leaders at NATO.
From the Chicago Tribune:
Trudeau was seen standing in a huddle with French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Britain’s Princess Anne, daughter of Queen Elizabeth II at Tuesday evening’s event.
After Johnson asked Macron, “is that why you were late?” Trudeau could be heard saying “he was late because he takes a 40-minute press conference off the top.” That appeared to be a reference to Trump’s long and unscheduled question-and-answer session with journalists earlier Tuesday.
Footage of the palace reception was recorded by a pool camera. The clip was posted online by Canadian broadcaster CBC and has been viewed more than 9 million times as of Wednesday morning.
Trump said Wednesday that Trudeau was likely upset that the U.S. president had broached the fact that Canada falls short of the NATO target of spending 2% of its gross domestic product on defense.
“Well he’s two-faced,” Trump told reporters Wednesday. “And honestly, with Trudeau he’s a nice guy, I find him to be a very nice guy but you know the truth is that I called him out on the fact that he’s not paying 2% and I guess he’s not very happy about it.”
President Trump called out one of the leaders earlier this week, but at least he did it to his face:
This is the difference between our leader and the jokes running the rest of the world. NATO should not be funded by the United States. Everyone needs to pull their own weight. They think it’s funny to skirt the issue and make fun of the one person who is actually doing his job.
I beg to differ! Trump should pull out of NATO, full force, and watch their jaws drop then….we’re done!! It’s ridiculous the US is seen as a cashcow for the rest of the world whilst leaders like Trudeau are busy buying stupid looking socks and apologizing on behalf of the world for everything wrong in Canada.