Trump Snaps At NATO & Verbally Attacks World Leader

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Donald Trump cannot take a joke. Remember when President Barack Obama roasted pre-POTUS at the annual Correspondent’s Dinner several years ago? The Washington Post reminded us of how it went. Reports say that was the moment 45 vowed to run for president and obliterate everything Obama accomplished. Tuesday night, the sitting president was the butt of a joke and did not take it well.

After the video about three national leaders went viral, Trump sat with Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel talking to the press. It was obvious the president had seen the video. During the questioning period, Trump called the Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau “two-faced,” according to CNN:

‘He’s two-faced.’

Not a moment later, POTUS made this double-take:

‘Honestly with Trudeau, he’s a nice guy.’

Trump also criticized Trudeau over the fact Canada does not currently meet NATO’s 2% defense spending target:

‘The truth is I called him out on the fact that he’s not paying 2% and I guess he’s not very happy about it,” Trump said, adding that “he should be paying 2%” and that Canada “has money. I can imagine he’s not that happy, but that’s the way it is.’

This was how a video of Trump and Merkel went down:

‘Donald Trump on Justin Trudeau: “He’s two-faced… I called him out on the fact that he’s not paying 2%”‘

As America’s commander-in-chief sat taking questions, he told the press he probably would be leaving the summit right after his meeting with Merkel.

The American president clashed with Trudeau early Tuesday morning. Their meeting was noticeably tense as the French president refused to withdraw his comments about Trump being “nasty” and “insulting.” Trudeau even called NATO “brain dead.”

.@JustinTrudeau@EmmanuelMacron, @BorisJohnson and other VIPs shared a few words at a Buckingham Palace reception Tuesday. No one mentions @realDonaldTrump by name, but they seem to be discussing his lengthy impromptu press conferences from earlier in the day.’

Tuesday night the Canadian leader and several other world leaders were captured on a video laughing at Trump. It was a limited-access to the press gathering at Buckingham Palace.

In the 25-second video, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte appeared to enjoy a laugh at Trump’s actions.

Johnson asked Macron why he was late:

‘Is that why you were late?’

The crowd noise cut in and out of the men’s conversation. Macron nodded, and Trudeau picked up the ball and ran with it:

‘He was late because he takes a … 40-minute press conference at the top.’

None of the men appeared to notice that they were being video-tapped. However, they were out in the open and speaking freely. Trudeau said:

‘You just watched his team’s jaws drop to the floor.’

Macron may have been using a reverse-psychology strategy to keep POTUS in NATO. However, the two men walked together to a reception at 10 Downing Street. Trump even gave Macron a ride in his motorcade transportation, in what is known informally as “the beast.”

As America’s commander-in-chief sat taking questions, he told the press he probably would be leaving the summit right after his meeting with Merkel.

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