Leaders Didn't Mock Trump — Fox Hosts

Lula Sharp
December 4, 2019

Despite Trump's praise for Boris Johnson, Politico reported that the British prime minister was "so keen not to be photographed with the USA president that he did not even greet him at the door when he and wife Melania arrived".

The two-day gathering ended with a show of unity, as the leaders declared their commitment to the alliance's principle of collective defense, saying in their final declaration that "an attack against one Ally shall be considered an attack against us all".

Trudeau was not the only world leader Trump railed at during his trip to London.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other foreign leaders are caught on camera apparently talking candidly about U.S. President Donald Trump.

Trump met with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and was scheduled to take later meetings in private with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. "Honestly, with Trudeau, he's a nice guy. I can imagine he's not that happy but that's the way it is".

"The truth is I called him out on the fact that he's not paying 2 percent and he's not very happy about it", he added.

Instead, Trudeau faced repeated questions about Canada's failure to spend two per cent of its gross domestic product - a common measurement of a nation's economic wealth - on its military.

Mr. Trump then turned and asked Mr. Trudeau - in front of a bank of television cameras - what Canada's current level of defense spending is.

"He's not paying two per cent and he should be paying two per cent", Trump said.

He told reporters: "We'll go directly back". Trudeau has yet to apologize for the comments, and insists he and Trump have a "good and constructive relationship". He pointed to it as evidence that the American president is the "laughingstock of the planet". But the princess, standing off to the side, gives the queen a "who me?" look before laughing the request off.

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The summit will happen in Watford, outside London. But it revealed a visible shift in how America's allies deal with Trump. "They're mocking him, and they have very little respect for him at all, if any".

The Prime Minister's Office did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Trudeau also announced Canada would make a full fighter-jet squadron and several naval warships available for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation deployment on 30 days notice as the alliance seeks to boost its ability to respond rapidly to emergencies.

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Johnson asks Macron: "Is that why you were late?"

The White House only confirmed the meeting after Erdoğan's official Twitter account posted photos of it.

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Beyond Erdoğan, many allies appear to have grown tired. Trump on Tuesday called the comments "very nasty" and "disrespectful", and his later one-on-one meeting with Macron, in front of assembled press, was visibly tense.

"Let's be serious", Macron said when Trump appeared to make a joke that France might accept some Islamic State fighters, one of several times Macron expressed strong public disagreement.

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