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‘He’s Two-Faced’: Trump Lashes Out At Trudeau Over Viral Clip Of World Leaders Mocking Him

President Donald Trump on Wednesday called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “two-faced” after a viral video emerged online showing Trudeau and other world leaders mocking 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.

The notoriously thin-skinned 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.

Macron could be seen gesturing with his hands and responding, but his remarks were inaudible.

“The relationship between Canada and the United States is deep and goes far beyond the relationship between a prime minister and a president,” Trudeau said Wednesday.

The video could roil relations between Trudeau and Trump, who is averse to public criticism.

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This is not the first time Trump has been mocked by world leaders.

In 2018, world leaders openly laughed at Trump during his speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York after he boasted that his administration had accomplished “more than almost any administration in the history of our country in its first two years.”

The president later told reporters that the U.N. attendees “weren’t laughing at me, they were laughing with me.”


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