NATO video: Trump leaves summit early, calls Canadian PM Trudeau 'two-faced'

NATO video: Trump leaves summit early, calls Canadian PM Trudeau 'two-faced'

- President Donald Trump and Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, had a little misunderstanding recently

- It all started with a video that captured some moments of discussion (allegedly about Trump) among Trudeau, Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Princess Anne

- In his reaction to some comments made by Trudeau, Trump described the Canadian leader as a two-faced person

President Donald Trump of US has referred to the Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, as a 'two-faced' person over a viral video that captured moments in a meeting of NATO leaders held at Buckingham Palace.

The said video showed Trudeau having a brief chat with UK leader, Boris Johnson, French president, Emmanuel Macron, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, and Princess Anne, Queen Elizabeth's daughter, BBC reports.

In the video, Johnson wanted to know why Macron was late for the NATO meeting; interjecting, Trudeau said: "He was late because he takes a 40-minute press conference off the top."

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The footage also revealed the Canadian leader speaking of Trump: "Oh yeah, yeah, he announced... [inaudible]. You just watched his team's jaw drop to the floor."

In reaction to this, Trump said: "He's two-faced... I find him to be a nice guy, but the truth is I called him out on the fact that he's not paying 2% [of national GDP towards defence] and I guess he's not very happy about it."

Following this incident, the US president abruptly cancelled a planned press conference and headed back to Washington.

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However, Trudeau, when asked about his comments, said that he and the rest were not discussing Trump but the venue of the next G7 summit which is Camp David, the country retreat of US heads of state. Trudeau added that he has a good relationship with Trump.

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Meanwhile, reported that the United State's panel in charge of the impeachment inquiry to oust Trump from office had said that its evidence against him is not only clear but also overwhelming.

The panel claimed that by seeking Ukraine's help in his 2020 re-election ambition, Trump prioritised personal interest instead of the nation's political integrity. ( -> Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!

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