Trump abruptly cancels NATO press convention after summit turns bitter
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The presser was scheduled to come back after a sequence of bilateral conferences with NATO members, together with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.
“When immediately’s conferences are over, I might be heading again to Washington,” Trump stated in a sequence of tweets.
“We can’t be doing a press convention on the shut of NATO as a result of we did so many over the previous two days. Secure travels to all!” Trump stated.
Hours earlier than the press convention was set to start out, video emerged of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau caught on a scorching mic apparently mocking Trump.
“He is two-faced,” Trump stated, earlier than including, “I discover him to be a really good man however the reality is I known as him out on the truth that he is not paying 2% and I suppose he is not very completely happy about it.”
Trump has lengthy griped about NATO members paying lower than their “fair proportion” towards the alliance, and introduced up the difficulty repeatedly over the two-day anniversary assembly this week.
Trudeau, talking with French President Emmanuel Macron, U.Okay. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, stated that Trump “was late as a result of he takes a 40-minute press convention off the highest.”
Not one of the politicians within the hot-mic video, which emerged on social media Tuesday night, talked about Trump by title. However it’s broadly speculated — and Trump’s current feedback seem to substantiate — that Trudeau and the opposite world leaders had been discussing the U.S. president’s 53-minute press convention with NATO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg.
“You simply watched his group’s jaws drop to the ground,” Trudeau stated at one other level within the video, elevating his eyebrows and motioning along with his hand for impact.
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