French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, all gathered in London for NATO’s 70th anniversary, were found making fun of US President Donald Trump.
The video shared by CBC news, that has gone viral and now trending, hows the three leaders along with other VIPs discussing the US president without mentioning him at a reception held at Buckingham Palace.
.@JustinTrudeau, @EmmanuelMacron, @BorisJohnson and other VIPs shared a few words at a Buckingham Palace reception Tuesday. No one mentions @realDonaldTrump by name, but they seem to be discussing his lengthy impromptu press conferences from earlier in the day. (Video: Host Pool) pic.twitter.com/dVgj48rpOP
— Power & Politics (@PnPCBC) December 3, 2019
In the the video, the British PM can be seen expressing his shock over President Macron being late due to the US president’s impromptu press conference.
While Trudeau could be seen saying, “He was late because he takes a 40 minute press conference off the top.”
The video also shows the leaders talking about how the US president’s team reacts during his press conferences.
On the other hand, The first day of the special anniversary summit saw tensions bubble to the surface.
BBC reported that Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron met for talks and in a news conference sparred over Nato’s role, Turkey, and Islamic State group (IS) fighters.
Ties between Mr Trump and Mr Macron were already strained amid a dispute over taxes and trade, and comments from the French president last month that the US commitment to the alliance was fading.
Mr Trump had earlier on Tuesday hit back by saying the French leader had been “very disrespectful” by describing Nato as “brain dead” in what he said were “nasty” comments.
On Tuesday, Mr Macron also attended a meeting in Downing Street with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Mr Johnson.
Leaders then gathered at Buckingham Palace and Downing Street for official receptions.