Did Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mock Trump to other world leaders?

Brenda Watkins
December 4, 2019

The clip appears to show Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson chatting and laughing about how Mr. Trump's long-winded remarks clog up their schedules and make them late for other events.

"This is why he's a great politician, because that's one of the greatest non-answers I've ever heard".

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan withdrew a threat to block the updated Baltic defence plan unless his allies agreed to brand the Kurdish militias of northeastern Syria that helped defeat the Islamic State group "terrorists". On Tuesday, Trump vented with reporters about impeachment, Democrats and other vexations for more than two hours during his supposed private meetings with other leaders.

Co-host Joe Scarborough asserted that Trump lashing out at world leaders who criticized him played into the hands of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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"So true", said Trump, who appeared surprised by the guffaws.

Trump said Tuesday that he was not focused on impeachment while overseas but also spent portions of his busy day telling members of the press that the inquiry was a "hoax" and sharing several tweets about impeachment. "In the same way, possibly that you and I laugh when he says something that is hilarious", Peek said. Canada, a member, spends about 1.4 percent of its GDP, a figure that Trudeau told Trump represented an increase in defense spending over the years.

Prior to the summit, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said his country would oppose a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation plan to defend the Baltic states unless the alliance backed Turkey's action against the Kurdish groups, which it considers terrorists.

"If NATO has a motto, it is one for all, and all for one", he said.

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"In challenging times, we are stronger as an alliance, and our people safer", the declaration said.

The summit will happen in Watford, outside London.

Chief among them, Macron says, is "how to build sustainable peace in Europe".

The U.S. president went on to suggest Trudeau was simply upset Canada had been called out for not spending enough on its military. Earlier at the reception, Anne reportedly refused to greet President Trump or First Lady Melania Trump in the receiving line at Buckingham Palace. "This president seems to be weakening western and democratic alliances".

The video was shot during a reception at Buckingham Palace held Tuesday night in London, where leaders from NATO's 29 countries are marking the 70th anniversary of the military alliance with two days of meetings and discussions.

Trump responded calling Macron's comments "nasty" and "disrespectful".

The infighting is mostly due to Turkey's invasion of northern Syria.

Macron's response is inaudible on the video, but Trudeau then chimes in with a remark.

"We have unfortunately a large number that haven't met the goal", he said at a luncheon with leaders of nine other countries that have met the benchmark.

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