It’s never a good idea to make the people who support your national security mad. But that is just what Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and a few of the other dunderheads at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization did in the first two days of the meetings. In fact, what they did to make American President Donald Trump angry was so egregious, he’s packing up and heading home.
President Donald Trump is leaving the NATO summit in London earlier than planned on Wednesday after a video surfaced that appeared to show other world leaders mocking him….
Prior to the release of the video, Trump was already having a rocky time at the summit, publicly sparring with both French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Trump on Wednesday called Trudeau “two-faced” after the video surfaced.
In the video, which was initially shared by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on Tuesday, Trudeau seemed to mock Trump over his lengthy Tuesday-morning press conference with Macron that went somewhat off the rails.
“He was late because he takes a 40-minute press conference off the top,” Trudeau said.
“You just watched his team’s jaws drop to the floor,” Trudeau continued.
Never mind that the man is quite literally the most powerful person on earth. And he’s being mocked by the neighbor to the north.
Where is Justin from Canada’s brain?
Don’t answer that.
.@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
Over this, President Trump made decisive moves.
In a series of tweets, Trump announced he will attend another set of meetings but is scrapping a final press conference and heading straight back to Washington.
“When today’s meetings are over, I will be heading back to Washington,” Trump said. “We won’t be doing a press conference at the close of NATO because we did so many over the past two days.”
He also called Justin Trudeau two-faced.
Well, he is.