Nato summit: Trump calls Trudeau ‘two-faced’ over video
US President Donald Trump has called Justin Trudeau “two-faced” over a video in which the Canadian leader appears to mock him at a meeting of Nato leaders.
Footage showed Mr Trudeau, UK PM Boris Johnson and French leader Emmanuel Macron discussing an impromptu press conference held by Mr Trump.
Nato leaders agreed a statement of unity but the 70th anniversary meeting held near London also saw several rows.
Mr Trump cancelled a press conference planned for after the summit.
He told reporters: “We’ll go directly back. I think we’ve done plenty of news conferences.”
What was in the video?
The brief video posted on Twitter by Canada’s public broadcaster, CBC, showed Mr Trudeau chatting with a group of leaders, including Mr Johnson, Mr Macron, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, and Queen Elizabeth’s daughter Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace.
At the start of the footage, Mr Johnson asked Mr Macron: “Is that why you were late?”
Mr Trudeau then interjects: “He was late because he takes a 40-minute press conference off the top.”
Mr Macron then appears to tell an anecdote, but his words are drowned out by background noise. An amused Mr Trudeau then replies: “Oh yeah, yeah, he announced… [inaudible]. You just watched his team’s jaw drop to the floor.”
None of them appeared to realise they were being recorded.
source : bbc