In response to the footage, Trump called Trudeau "two-faced" but also a "nice guy" before cancelling his remaining press conferences. All that did was get him a scolding by Germany's Angela Merkel and even from Trump, with zero allies coming to his defense.
Before he cut his trip short, Trump held a lunch Wednesday for countries who are meeting the goal of spending two percent of their GDP on defense.
Normally this is an arena that would be dominated by Donald Trump, although this time he was somewhat upstaged by Emmanuel Macron, whose pre-summit declaration that the organisation had become "brain dead" obliged Trump to describe his French counterpart's comments as "very, very nasty".
A day earlier, Trump told journalists in a wide-ranging news conference that he's confident Canada will boost its military spending, and jokingly called Canada "slightly delinquent" when it comes to meeting NATO's target for spending. When other world leaders find political advantage in distancing themselves from our president, it means they'll be more eager to find ways to oppose American initiatives.
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau interjects, "He was late because he takes a 40-minute press conference off the top".
"Countries other than the US have agreed to pay 130 Billion Dollars more per year, and by 2024, that number will be 400 Billion Dollars".
Trump did not take kindly to Trudeau's comments. And honestly with Trudeau, he's a nice guy.
He told reporters: "We'll go directly back".
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"Look, I'm representing the USA and he should be paying more than he's paying, and he understands it".
"And it's unexpected. And yes, he says something unexpected and the people who work for them their jaws do drop because they're never quite sure what's gonna come out next", Peek concluded.
In September 2018, some members of the U.N. General Assembly laughed aloud when Trump used his address to claim his administration had accomplished more in fewer than two years than nearly any administration in USA history. "And that's the way I like it", he added.
The half-day summit at a golf resort on the outskirts of London was always going to be tricky, with officials hoping to avoid acrimony that burst forth at their meeting a year ago when Mr Trump complained about allies failing to bear the burden of collective security. The prime minister's conservative allies anxious Trump's embrace could damage Johnson ahead of crucial parliamentary elections next week. But the meeting was kept off Trump's schedule and not revealed until Trump tweeted about it Wednesday morning.
The poll, carried out from November 24-26, asked: "Do you consider Canada to be an ally or an enemy of the United States?".
Despite the divisions, Mr Johnson - the host of the event - described North Atlantic Treaty Organisation as a "giant shield of solidarity" that "protects almost a billion people", saying at the start of the meeting at a luxury resort in Watford: "As long as we stand together, no-one can hope to defeat us".
The news-making video of some of the world's most powerful leaders appearing to poke fun at Trump was shared by the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC).