Donald Trump Calls Trudeau ‘Two-Faced’ After Microphone Gaffe

In the video, the world leaders can be seen chatting in Buckingham Place at a NATO summit.

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US President Donald Trump described Justin Trudeau as "two-faced" on Wednesday, 4 December, after the Canadian prime minister was caught on camera apparently mocking him, AFP reported.

“He’s two-faced,” Trump told reporters on the sidelines of the NATO summit, saying he had called out Trudeau on defence spending “and he’s not very happy about it”.

Trudeau was picked up by microphones at a Buckingham Palace reception for NATO leaders on Tuesday evening apparently laughing about an impromptu press conference Trump did earlier.

Trump was heard speaking before holding talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after the 29 leaders of NATO countries met in Watford, north of London, according to AFP.

"With Trudeau, he's a nice guy. I find him to be a nice guy, but the truth is, I called him out on the fact that he's not paying two percent and I guess he's not very happy about it," he said, referring to an alliance commitment to spend two percent of GDP on defence.

Trudeau, Boris & Macron Caught Gossiping

In the viral video, the world leaders can be seen chatting in Buckingham Place at a NATO summit.

“Is that why you were late?” a smiling Johnson asks Macron in the 25-second clip.

Responding to the question, Trudeau says, "He was late because he takes a 40-minute press conference off the top".

To put things into perspective, Macron and Trump held a 40-minute press conference just before the event where the three leaders were seen talking.

Following Trudeau's comment, Macron can be seen replying inaudibly, to which Trudeau says, "“You just watched his team’s jaws drop to the floor".

(With inputs from AFP.)

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