President Donald Trump left the NATO summit in London early after a video showed world leaders mocking him.
A video that quickly spread on social media showed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, as well as Queen Elizabeth’s daughter Princess Anne, laugh as they discuss Trump’s impromptu press conferences the previous day.
Trudeau also said he “watched [Trump’s] team’s jaws drop the floor” when he made an announcement.
Trudeau explained at a press conference on Wednesday that Trump’s press conference “was what I was sharing at the dinner.” He added that his “jaws dropped” comment was a reference to the announcement that the next G7 summit would be held at Camp David.
Trump lashes out at Trudeau:
Trump hit out at Trudeau when asked about the video on Wednesday.
“Well, he’s two-faced,” Trump said. “And honestly, with Trudeau, he’s a nice guy, I find him to be a very nice guy. But the truth is I called him out on the fact that he’s not paying 2 percent, and I guess he’s not very happy about it,” he added, in reference to the country’s NATO contributions.
Trump abruptly cancels press conference:
Trump abruptly canceled his press conference to close out the NATO summit on Wednesday.
“Great progress has been made by NATO over the last three years. Countries other than the U.S. have agreed to pay 130 Billion Dollars more per year, and by 2024, that number will be 400 Billion Dollars. NATO will be richer and stronger than ever before,” he tweeted. “Just finished meetings with Turkey and Germany. Heading to a meeting now with those countries that have met their 2% GOALS, followed by meetings with Denmark and Italy.”
“When today’s meetings are over, I will be heading back to Washington,” he added. “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!”