Trump Throws Tantrum, Blasts "Two-Faced" Canada, Leaves Nato Summit

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After calling Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “two faced”, Trump stormed out of NATO summit.

Trump stormed out of a NATO summit after he or one of his aides overheard Trudeau complaining Trump was late for the summit because he gave a 40-minute press conference.

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President Trump called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “two faced” after a video emerged of a group of NATO leaders discussing the U.S. leader without him present, rattling a summit to mark the 70th anniversary of the alliance.

The video, which was taken at a reception at Buckingham Palace Tuesday evening, captures U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson asking President Emmanuel Macron of France why he was late to the reception. Mr. Macron had come from a meeting with Mr. Trump who earlier in the day had held impromptu news conferences on the margins of his bilateral meetings with the Canadian and French leaders.

Mr. Trudeau chimed in, saying: “He was late because he takes a 40-minute press conference.”

“Well, he’s two-faced,” Mr. Trump said of Mr. Trudeau. He then added, “Honestly with Trudeau he’s a nice guy,” before suggesting Canada was upset that he had pushed the country to increase military spending.

After Mr. Trump’s comment, Mr. Trudeau said the videotaped conversation focused on what he described as an unscheduled press conference Mr. Trump held before the Canadian leader’s meeting with Mr. Trump. “It was certainly notable,” Mr. Trudeau said.

In recent weeks, Mr. Trump had complained to advisers that he didn’t trust Mr. Macron and suggested that the French president was a “leaker,” according to two administration officials. An aide to Mr. Macron said there was no basis for such a suggestion.

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The WSJ comments that Trump’s aides had planned to use the trip to showcase him on the world stage, busily working despite the impeachment proceeding back home.

Addendum

I agree with reader Lamlawwindy who commented: "Anything that makes NATO less relevant is fine, IMHO. It's the very definition of an entangling alliance with Europeans that Pres. Washington warned us about."

Now if only Trump would do what he threatened, and get the US out of NATO.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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Latkes
Latkes

Trudeau has many more than just two faces :) https://i.imgur.com/FknRybQ.jpg

lamlawindy
lamlawindy

Anything that makes NATO less relevant is fine, IMHO. It's the very definition of an "entangling alliance" with Europeans that Pres. Washington warned us about.

Mish
Mish

Editor

100% agreement with @lamlawindy

Mish
Mish

Editor

Addendum

I agree with reader Lamlawwindy who commented: "Anything that makes NATO less relevant is fine, IMHO. It's the very definition of an entangling alliance with Europeans that Pres. Washington warned us about."

Now if only Trump would do what he threatened, and get the US out of NATO.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Maximus_Minimus
Maximus_Minimus

It is unfair to goad the readers of this blog to comment on this mixed-up Canadian person kind, and expect them to remain polite.

Mish
Mish

Editor

@lamlawindy were you able to get access to my spreadsheet?

It was supposed to be public but I must have done something wrong as I had a lot of requests

Maximus_Minimus
Maximus_Minimus

My theory is that up until fifty years ago or so, Trump would have been an ordinary Western leader (+erudition,-tweeting), looking out for the interest of his country. Today, he is an outlier.

Augustthegreat
Augustthegreat

Trump wants to make america great again by making NATO into a money making business

Chip Talk
Chip Talk

Not sure if there is sarcasm about them talking...but I see nothing wrong with the reply to the question of someone asking where/why the president is late. Seems to me the one throwing trantrum is the president.

thimk
thimk

And yet full USA NATO funding remains.

stillCJ
stillCJ

Editor

"Now if only Trump would do what he threatened, and get the US out of NATO." Agree, but I think he would really like to, but he has all of congress, the swamp, and the generals against him. Plus the dems are doing everything they can to keep him from accomplishing anything. If I was Trump I would resign simply from disgust about the political system. I don't know how he can stand it; it's amazing.

HenryV
HenryV

What struck me as interesting was a ‘neoliberal in disguise’ BoJo guffawing with neoliberals Micron, Rutte, and Trudeau. Judge a man by his actions, not his words.

crazyworld
crazyworld

Funny politically correct people speaking in private (they though so) The video I have seen somewhere else was more complete and yes Trudeau was commenting Trump behavior with sarcasm.

Sechel
Sechel

Biden is capitalizing on this with what is perhaps his most effective political ad to date.

El Capitano
El Capitano

Actually, Washington warned about "permanent alliances". It was Jefferson who warned about "entangling alliances". It's funny how this is labeled as "isolationism" by the liberals. I would think of it more as "good fences make good neighbors" or even a statement about self sufficiency.