- A video from a reception at Buckingham Palace shows some of the world's leading figures, including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron, talking about his recent antics at the NATO summit on US President Donald Make fun of Trump.
- In the video posted on Twitter by the Canadian Broadcasting Company on Twitter with subtitles, Trudeau does not mention Trump by name, but seems to point out the US President's lengthy improvised press conference on Tuesday morning.
- "They just watched his team's jaws drop to the ground," Trudeau said.
- Trump held one-on-one talks with Macron and Trudeau on Tuesday, praising the close relationship he shares with both.
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A video from a reception at Buckingham Palace shows some of the world's leading figures, including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron making fun of President Donald Trump in his absence.
The press pool video was first posted on Twitter with subtitles from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on Tuesday. In the video, Trudeau does not mention Trump by name, but seems to mock Trump's spontaneous press conference on Tuesday morning, in which he attacked Macron, saying last month that NATO was going to go brain-dead.
"He was late for holding a 40-minute press conference," Trudeau said.
"You saw the jaws of his team fall to the ground," Trudeau continued.
Johnson and Macron seem to laugh at the reference, though their answers are not heard in the video.
The other participants in the conversation are Princess Anne, daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.
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Trump held a press conference during the summit on NATO's 70th anniversary. During the Q & A Trump referred to Macron's earlier comments on NATO's "brain death" and said his characterization of the alliance was "very, very evil".
"You can not just make statements about NATO like that, it's very disrespectful," he said.
He also complained about the US defense contribution to NATO and went on a tirade about France's new digital services tax, which the The US is planning to retaliate with new tariffs,
Despite recent tensions, Trump insisted that he had a good relationship with Macron. Following his press conference, Trump held a bilateral meeting with Macron in which he said that he and the French president have a "pretty long and very good relationship".
"We trade a lot with France and have a bit of a fight," Trump said. "I think we'll probably make it."
Macron added that he stood by his statement on NATO, while Trump described the US contribution to NATO as "not fair".
Trump too met with Trudeau on Tuesday afternoon following his meeting with Macron and praising his "very good" relationship with the Canadian leader. Trudeau added that the relationship between the two countries was "never stronger," even though the two countries I have recently sparred on the new US – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA), which has been signed but has not yet been ratified.
In the meantime, Johnson is limiting his appearance to Trump this week, worried that Trump may jeopardize his odds of winning the upcoming British general election, and he has not scheduled a one-on-one interview with the US president during his time in the UK.