Trump Calls Trudeau 'Two-Faced' and Leaves NATO Summit Early After Video of World Leaders Mocking Him Leaks
President Donald Trump is always eager to insult his perceived rivals, often with degrading nicknames, indiscriminate of party.
These past few days in London at a NATO summit were no different. He called House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), who isn't present at the summit, a "a maniac," "a deranged human being," and "a very sick man" who "lies."
Trump is proving once again, however, that he can't take what he dishes out.
Video leaked of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaking to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte apparently gossiping about Trump's tense press conference with Macron.
"I watched his team’s jaws drop to the floor." WATCH: Justin Trudeau, Macron, other NATO leaders appear to gossip… https://t.co/KUnF3G8ubs— The Hill (@The Hill)1575468411.0
Though much of the video is inaudible, Trudeau noted Trump's rambling press conference with Macron and recalled watching "his team's jaws just drop to the floor." The latter comment was, according to Trudeau, about Trump's sudden announcement that the 2020 G7 summit would be held at Camp David.
No personal insults to Trump were said on the video, but the President was reportedly furious.
He responded by calling Trudeau "two-faced."
President Trump called Justin Trudeau "two-faced" after Canada's PM was caught on camera appearing to joke about Tr… https://t.co/PZ0pa8UHoX— CNN (@CNN)1575468606.0
After an awkward silence, Trump clarified that he thinks Trudeau is a "nice guy," but isn't paying in enough to NATO.
Then, the President—whose son wrote a book about how Liberals are too sensitive—cancelled a concluding press conference and decided to return to Washington.
....When today’s meetings are over, I will be heading back to Washington. We won’t be doing a press conference at t… https://t.co/E80lwhgw6s— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1575469597.0
Some think Trump is being too sensitive.
strategic snowflakism https://t.co/uqC1paEPqt— Josh Marshall (@Josh Marshall)1575468936.0
Trump called Trudeau "two-faced," canceled a press conference and left the Nato summit early after hearing audio of… https://t.co/byYlQxmZGF— St. Nick Jack Pappas (@St. Nick Jack Pappas)1575470989.0
trump calls Trudeau "two-faced" after a video emerges of a few world leaders talks about trump, and he also announc… https://t.co/gzyx1VImom— James Michael Sama (@James Michael Sama)1575469918.0
The solo presser is the big finish to Trump’s foreign trips, his favorite part of these forays abroad. Canceling it… https://t.co/qmGEmZZIPj— Eli Stokols (@Eli Stokols)1575470538.0
Waaaa he's such an infant! https://t.co/gjhdsC23jx— Shyama Gupta (@Shyama Gupta)1575469064.0
Others thought that Trump's reaction was illustrative of a greater threat to the Republic.
What concerns me is that Trump sees this video and the deep shame he feels from it won’t be internalized- it will j… https://t.co/gj3EIkOkGr— Sarah Silverman (@Sarah Silverman)1575472119.0
Those who favor the authoritarian style will tell you that it is better for a leader to be feared than loved. Donal… https://t.co/ikO8VZN3iR— Joy Reid (@Joy Reid)1575471781.0
At the end of his press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Trump was heard on a hot mic saying, "That was funny when I called that guy two-faced."
Yeah, these three years have been a real laugh riot.