Trump: U.S. Allies Showed Me “Deep Respect” At The NATO Summit
Video of world leaders mocking President Donald Trump at the NATO summit went viral this week, leading to the president exiting events early to return to the White House. But in a Friday tweet, Trump said he received “deep respect” during the gathering of world leaders.
According to The Independent, Trump blasted the press over its coverage of his trip, saying his visit to London was “VERY successful.”
"The Fake News Media is doing everything possible to belittle my VERY successful trip to London for NATO. I got along great with the NATO leaders, even getting them to pay $130 Billion a year more, & $400 Billion a year more in 3 years,” Trump wrote. "No increase for US, only deep respect!"
However, the footage of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, and British Prime Minister discussing Trump in a less-than-flattering manner during the summit casts some doubt on the president’s assertions.
“In the video, Mr Macron and Mr Trudeau can be seen discussing the US president's lengthy press conferences over drinks in Buckingham Palace,” The Independent noted, “alongside prime minister Boris Johnson and Princess Anne.”
"Is that why you were late?" Johnson asks Macron.
"He was late because he takes a 40-minute press conference off the top — 'Oh, ya, ya ya," Trudeau replied, adding, "You just watched his team's jaws drop to the floor."
When he was asked about the video during the summit, Trump called Trudeau “two-faced” and later announced he would be leaving early to return stateside.