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Trump Snubs NATO Leaders After Hot Mic Video Leak

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The leak by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation of a clip showing Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron and Boris Johnson caught on a hot mic appearing to ridicule President Trump at the NATO 70 year anniversary summit, appears to have made an already tense diplomatic situation, downright unbearable.

Shortly after Trump told reporters that Trudeau was “two-faced” in response to questions about the hot mic video, which reportedly was also a reference to the Canadian PM’s “blackface” history, Trump tweeted that he won’t hold a scheduled news conference to conclude the NATO summit, noting that he’s spoken repeatedly to reporters at meetings with world leaders that past two days, and would leave the NATO summit early, heading to Washington at the end of the day’s meetings.

Great progress has been made by NATO over the last three years. Countries other than the U.S. have agreed to pay 130 Billion Dollars more per year, and by 2024, that number will be 400 Billion Dollars. NATO will be richer and stronger than ever before.

Just finished meetings with Turkey and Germany. Heading to a meeting now with those countries that have met their 2% GOALS, followed by meetings with Denmark and Italy.

When today’s meetings are over, I will be heading back to Washington. 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!

Then Trump, never one to turn his back on criticism amicably, issued a thinly veiled threat to his NATO peers whom he has criticized of repeatedly underpaying, saying that if they refuse to pay their required quota, he would “get them on trade,” hinting that the trade war may soon spread to even more NATO member nations:

  • TRUMP: IF NATO COUNTRIES DON’T PAY `WE’LL GET THEM ON TRADE

So, as NYT reporter Katie Rogers, summarized: “This was a really unusual trip for Trump, who abided by Boris Johnson’s wishes to not interfere in UK elections, got an earful from Macron, woke up to footage of close allies mocking him, and, on top of it all, decided not to get the final say with a presser.”

via zerohedge

47 COMMENTS

  1. Trump WILL get the “last word” in, trust me. I can hardly wait for it. Trump HATES gossip and backbiting, especially when it is aimed at him. Who can blame him – most of us also hate two-faced people.

    • True! They are soooo jealous of the success of our president. One thing for sure, if you hit Trump he’ll hit you back 10Xs as hard.

    • To Martin: Yeah, he hates gossip and backbiting—unless he’s the one doing it! The egotistical orange “child” in the WH can’t handle any criticism at all. He believes he’s always right. The only person I know who was always right died on a cross about 33 AD.

    • President Donald J. Trump has absolutely nothing to be bothered by these jealous inaction leaders and he is getting things done whereas they are listless like politicians who work for fame and fortune and face on TV. They have little to brag about for themselves, therefore they only get attention tearing President down. It’s short-lived and the President will overcome their nastiness.

  2. “Blackface” is TWO-faced….”who” WOULD HAVE GUESSED….???? CAN’T trust ANY of these SNAKES….oblahblah promised to be more FLEXIBLE after his RE-election, probably meant that he would make a DEAL with Russia on U.S. URANIUM….BUT “how” did he even KNOW that he would be Re-elected MONTHS ahead of the election…..Do I smell “RIGGING” here….???? I NEVER believed that he was ever “elected” anyway…..!!!! soros’s MONEY played a HUGE role in oblahblah’s so-called “elections”…….!!!!!!

  3. Canada loves Justin as much as they did his father. The “Torys” (conservatives) went down in glorious flames this time. After being had by Harper for so long, it will be decades before the conservatives get elected to anything more than city council. Even the Greens are getting stronger support than the PCs.

      • Lefties all idolize communists and socialists because they can’t stand the thought of having to be responsible and self-sufficient. They prefer to have the State care for them and they don’t mind trading their liberty (and that of the people around them) to allow them to leech off of people who ARE productive.

        • Makes sense. Pretty sad the spoiled brats choose to believe the crap, we don’t have to dig far to see the truth. Tempted to ask them to go live in any socialist country still standing, like North Korea or China (or any of the 3 dozen that fell apart and turned democratic). I’d give them 3 to 6 months before they try to escape or commit suicide.
          Also, Conning promises of “social justice”. “equality”, “green environment”, ect. do resonate with basically honest Western folks who can’t imagine the evil behind.

  4. I say the hell with these backstabbing NATO members. It is proven that quite a few are not paying their agreed amount for their defense and yet just like during the Cold War they expect to be protected under the US nuclear umbrella and by US troops of which I was one during the Cold War so I say to hell with them Show them that we are not playing

  5. NATO is needed. A reformed NATO is a must have in the year 2020.
    The UN however, needs to be relocated to a really nice venue. Club Gitmo. Lock em up on the first meeting. Or the secure surroundings in the country Somalia.

    • Agree! Club Gitmo sounds perfect.

      Get the UN out of the US and the US out of the UN!!!!!

      GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

      • Oh yeah! Let’s go it alone and isolate ourselves from the rest of the world. Then Frumpy won’t have to attend all those boring int’l meetings and look like the fool he is. Really, do you have any insight at all that is not bathed in red? Do you ever listen to anyone or anything that is not spouting the “Trump line”? Your daily comments on this site suggest not.

        • Lawrie MacMillan , You’re just a sour Dem jackass ! That is the president of the United States , like him or not you should be respectful ! I would be ashamed to show my face if I were you but again you’re another Democrat that just can’t accept the 2016 loss ! I bet you feel you’ve done much more for the country than Pres Trump , you haven’t but you could if you would set some of that hateful rhetoric aside and load up the rest that feel as you and take a one way trip to another country where you may actually be somebody someday !

          • 8And before you add any more utter blather about children and cages don’t forget that Oblunder built the cages and had children put in them. But as usual you libtards gloss over that because it doesn’t fit their anti Trump BS narrative. As to your comment about God watching down over everyone have you ever heard the phrase “God takes care of those who take care of themselves”? Of course you have but again the phrase doesn’t fit the libtard narrative. And why is it that whenever a libtard is backed into a corner over immigration or NATO countries paying their fare share or anything pertaining to the human condition they play the “God” card when clearly they are the most anti religion and anti God creatures on the planet?

  6. God Bless, Trump and screw foreign critics, their pissed they no longer can suck our blood th3nnshit on our nation, they are paying their fair share. If Obama the load of poop was there, he would as he did for eight years sell us out. Obama’s membership in the new world order, with his employer Open Society Soros for the last three years could not sell us out to remove our sovereignty since Trump put America first. The two faced Europeans must deal with our President for four more years after 2020 arrives. Conservatives will hold America until our youth which are being indoctrinated in schools and colleges become enslaved Global Socialist voters worshipping a Kim size statute of Global comrade Obama instead of God.

  7. A holy God cannot bless America, He will bless individuals who follow his laws, but not a nation that murders babies and normalizes perversions like homosexuality, etc. We are fortunate that there is a remnant praying who have mitigated His judgement, which we deserve as a people willing to put up with so much vomit.

    • Did you ever stop to think that God watches over everyone, not just America? If He won’t watch over one that “murders babies”, then He won’t watch over one that takes children from their parents and keeps them in cages. You have zero understanding of homosexuality. You see it strictly through the very narrow lens of your particular religion. Did you miss the part in you Bible lessons that Jesus preached “love for all”?

      • Hey idiot…your mind is caged. If you had a brain you would not be still spouting that stupidity…It was long exposed that the “caged” pictures were “circa” 2014…and check your facts…the president that signed in on that law was the husband of the same Laura Bush that cried crocodile tears over the plight of the Obama caged children. Note also that God visited retribution on Sodom and Gomorrah…guess he did not agree with their lifestyle…

    • For those who feel they are speaking for God try listening
      to his words.
      Judge not lest he be judged.
      Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.
      Suffer the little children unto me.
      Love thy neighbor as you love yourself.
      Perhaps I have misinterpreted his words.
      Robert

  8. Do not sit in the seat of the scornful. These world leaders that ban together to to dis our President is because they have all felt the weight of their own sin and sin will always try to justify their behavior. Way to go President Trump for not sticking around. President Trump blessed them instead by saying safe travels to all. Our President speaks his mind when necessary. It makes all these other backslappers.

  9. Dear Nato,
    We have pulled you through every hardship you have ever gone through. You look to the US to bail you out each and every time you get in a fix and yet you have the unmitigated gall to disrespect the hand that saves your sorry behinds, EVERY time? All we should do is let you receive what you deserve. Your own company. Have fun in the power take over. God Bless Texas, God Bless America and God Bless President and First Lady Trump. hooyah

    • I agree. Boris Johnson has a lot of nerve. I guess he really just lied to get elected and won’t get the UK out of the EU as he promised. The other two are no surprise. They have sold their people out for their own power. Disgusting.

    • To John: I domn’t believe the NATO leaders from other countries were disrespecting the USA. They were mocking the sorry excuse for a president that wa elected by the electoral college thanks to gerrymandered states like NC, OH, FL, et al.

  10. Just a bunch of Corrupt Globalist toadies funded by Soros. Come to think of it, so is the bulk of the Democrat ”House of Representatives”……………talk about a misnomer. Good to see Trump walk away from those bloodsucking foreigners. We’ve bailed them out of Two World Wars and they have hated us ever since. Now they’re over run by a bunch of bloodsucking Muslims and we’ll probably have to do it again.

  11. I support our President and I will stand with him! Who cares what Europe or Canada says. They would all be part of Germany if it wasn’t for the US. We have the best President in my life time. He cares about us, the normal people in this country!! President Trump we love you and pray for you and will fight for you in any way we can. Democrats, you can not take away the President WE THE PEOPLE have elected! And WE WILL ELECT him again!! We aren’t nearly as stupid as you must think.

  12. Time to get out of NATO! Kick them out of the US along with all those foreign diplomats! Close the borders and don’t let anymore riff raff in!

    • Nah, time to get out of the UN. Kick them out of our Country and let them go do their damage somewhere else.

      Get the UN out of the US and US out of the UN. Obama’s 57 States.

      GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  13. Trump 2020! About time someone in a leadership position stood up for
    America with those limp wrists in Europe. We spent 40 years of blood and treasure defending these ingrates from the “aggressive Communist hordes” and this is how they show their gratitude.

  14. Serves them right. If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all. Now, how can they be trusted in the future? Well, that was good while it lasted. Gruess Gott

  15. Our current President has repeatedly told the public
    how his administration is the biggest, the best, the largest,
    greatest in the history of the U.S.
    Here is a simple thought.
    A Lion doesn’t have to tell anyone he is a lion.
    Do with that thought what you will.
    Robert

    • Lions roar but people talk. The President has to tell, otherwise all we’ll hear is media with 90% plus made up lies against him.
      The biggest lions I’ve seen roar when another lion comes near their pride to avoid a needless fight. It’s not just how loud, but the vibes. Is it not nice to hear now and then about where we’re heading and that we are doing well ?

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