President Trump is calling Justin Trudeau “two-faced” after a video emerged of the Canadian Prime Minister mocking him while gossiping with other world leaders.
This is the moment Emmanuel Macron and Justin Trudeau appear to be caught gossiping about Donald Trump at the Buckingham Palace NATO reception.
TheHill reports President Trump on Wednesday called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “two-faced” after a viral clip circulated showing Trudeau gossiping about the president’s conduct at bilateral NATO meetings a day earlier.
“Well, he’s two-faced,” Trump said when asked if he’d seen the video.
“And honestly with Trudeau, he’s a nice guy,” Trump added after a long pause. “I find him to be a very nice guy.”
The president went on to suggest Trudeau was upset that he’d been critical of Canada failing to meet a 2 percent commitment to defense spending during their one-on-one meeting on Tuesday in London.
“They should be paying 2 percent,” Trump said. “So I called him out on that, and I’m sure he wasn’t happy about it but that’s the way it is.”
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation posted a 25-second clip late Tuesday that showed Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson having an animated conversation about what appeared to be Trump’s lateness to bilateral meetings earlier in the day.
“He was late because he takes a 40-minute press conference off the top,” Trudeau said, referring to Trump’s lengthy Q&A at the outset of meetings with him, Macron and the NATO secretary-general.
“You just watched his team’s jaws drop to the floor,” Trudeau said.