Trump Calls Justin Trudeau "Two-Faced", Cancels Final NATO Press Conference

Trump Calls Justin Trudeau “Two-Faced”, Cancels Final NATO Press Conference


This just in: President Trump has opted to cancel the final press conference for the NATO summit in London.

The last conference was originally scheduled to happen at the conclusion of the summit, but President Trump has decided to end things early.

Check out the president’s announcement on Twitter:

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The decision may have been prompted by divisions between Trump and the other world leaders at the summit, such as Justin Trudeau who Trump labeled "two-faced" after a video surfaced of the Canadian PM gossiping about Trump with the other NATO leaders.

Trump also claimed that Trudeau's juvenile behavior is likely due to his failure to meet Trump's challenge of spending 2% on defense - out of spite for Trump calling him out on it!

Watch the video of Trudeau's "two-facedness" here for yourself:

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CBS News has more to say about Trump's decision to cancel the last NATO press conference:

President Trump called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "two-faced" on Wednesday after Trudeau appeared to mock the president during a reception at Buckingham Palace.

The president also canceled a news conference that was scheduled to take place at the conclusion of the NATO summit.

"When today's meetings are over, I will be heading back to Washington," Mr. Trump tweeted. "We won't be doing a press conference at the close of NATO because we did so many over the past two days." He had previously signaled to reporters he might cancel the news conference, which was slated for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. 

Mr. Trump has engaged in some tense interactions with fellow world leaders, including Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron. During a reception at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, Macron, Trudeau and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared to joke about Mr. Trump.

"He was late because he takes a 40-minute press conference off the top," Trudeau can be heard telling Macron and Johnson, adding, "You just watched his team's jaws drop to the floor."

When asked by reporters about Trudeau's comments, Mr. Trump called the Canadian prime minister "two-faced" and suggested Trudeau "wasn't happy" he was called out by the president for not meeting NATO's 2% commitment. 

Reuters also said:

U.S. President Donald Trump canceled his scheduled news conference at the end of the NATO summit in Britain on Wednesday, saying he had briefed the media many times during his two-day trip. 

“When today’s meetings are over, I will be heading back to Washington,” Trump said in a tweet. “We won’t be doing a press conference at the close of NATO because we did so many over the past two days. Safe travels to all!” 

The cancellation came as the second phase of Congressional impeachment hearings was due to start at 1500 GMT in Washington. 

Trump said he would hold final bilateral meetings with Denmark and Italy at the golf resort near London where the military alliance has gathered for its 70th anniversary before returning to the United States. 


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