A video has emerged online showing a group of world leaders openly mocking President Donald Trump at a NATO reception at Buckingham Palace Tuesday evening. Among them, French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson. At times Trump has bragged about having a great relationship with all three, and frequently erroneously claims, “America is respected again.”
The short clip, posted by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to Twitter, shows Prime Minister Johnson asking, “Is that why you were late?”
“He was late because he takes a 40 minute press conference off the top,” Prime Minister Trudeau says.
Trump held an impromptu, nearly hour-long press conference and was late for several events on Tuesday.
Trudeau was not finished chastising the American president.
“You just watched his team’s jaws drop to the floor,” Trudeau told his peers, apparently referring to President Trump’s staff’s responses to his press conference in which he attacked House Democrats while on foreign soil.
Earlier in the day Trump had trash-talked both Canada and France in front of reporters.
.@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. (Video: Host Pool) pic.twitter.com/dVgj48rpOP
— Power & Politics (@PnPCBC) December 3, 2019
MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski examined the evidence and found no other reason than a lack of respect for the US president.
“It’s pretty clear when you watch it, it is obvious they’re talking about him,” Brzezinski said. “They’re mocking him, and they have very little respect for him at all, if any.”