The leaders of Britain, Canada, France, and the Netherlands have been gotten on camera at a Buckingham Palace reception mocking US President Donald Trump’s protracted media appearances in front of Wednesday’s NATO summit.
At NATO Summit, world leaders have been caught mocking Donald Trump
The footage, shot by the British host’s camera pool on Tuesday evening and spotted and subtitled by Canada’s CBC, set the pace for the partners’ summit in Watford, simply outside London.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson can be heard asking France’s President Emmanuel Macron: “Is that why you were late?”
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau interjects: “He was late because he takes a 40 minute press conference off the top.”
Prior Tuesday, Macron’s one-on-one pre-summit meeting with Trump had been continued by a lengthy question and answer session with the media, as the leaders freely differ about NATO strategy and trade.
In the video, Macron seems to inform a story concerning the experience as Britain’s Princess Anne and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte look on, yet the French head’s back is to the camera and he is indiscernible in the midst of the commotion.
“Oh, yeah, yeah, he announced…” an amused Trudeau declares, adding: “You just watched his team’s jaw drop to the floor.”
As he did finally year’s NATO meeting, Trump has tossed out ordinary summit protocol and used his appearances with partnered leaders to handle many questions from the world’s media.
He has censured as “nasty” Macron’s analysis of cerebrum dead NATO, branded European nations that have failed to meet military spending targets “delinquent” and railed against moves in Washington to denounce him.
Trump is because of giving another news conference, this time without anyone else, later Wednesday after the 29 NATO leaders hold an entire three-hour closed-door summit session and issue an announcement to celebrate their unity.