The world’s top leaders at the NATO summit in London appear to be laughing at the expense of President Trump in a video that surfaced on Tuesday night.
In a video shared by the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC), Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and French President Emmanuel Macron are seen with others, including Princess Anne, having a conversation at a reception at the Buckingham Palace about a press conference earlier in the day.
Trump had made an impromptu conference and weighed in on the ongoing impeachment inquiry as well as the fiery exchange he had with Macron over France not taking back any ISIS fighters.
“Is that why you were late?” Boris smirked to Macron.
“He was late because he takes a 40-minute press conference off the top — ‘Oh, ya, ya ya,'” Trudeau said, later adding, “You just watched his team’s jaws drop to the floor.”
.@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
The video went viral on social media, many assuming the world leaders were talking about Trump.
“Can’t get over this video, both for the fact that POTUS hates the thought of anyone laughing at him and for the fact that he long used “other countries are laughing at us” as an attack against his predecessors,” New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman reacted.
“This happens at every NATO summit with Trump. Every G7. Every G20. The US President is mocked by US allies behind his back,” political commentator Ian Bremmer wrote.
Earlier, Macron and Trump clashed over ISIS fighters.
“I have not spoken to the president about that — would you like some nice ISIS fighters?” he asked Macron, when asked about ISIS fighters from Europe captured in Syria. “I can give them to you, you can take every one you want.”
After Macron’s answer, in which he urged Trump to “be serious” and called for a broader push against ISIS overall, Trump took another swipe.
“This is why he’s a great politician, because that’s one of the greatest non-answers I’ve ever heard,” Trump joked.