This week during the NATO summit a group of the world’s top leaders were gathered together and appeared to be making fun of Donald Trump.
A video of the incident surfaced online late Tuesday night. The video was then widely shared by Twitter users. The video was also picked up by the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC).
In the video Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and French President Emmanuel Macron are gathered with a group of others that included Princess Anne. The group was having a conversation while attending a reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace. The group was discussing a press conference that was held earlier in the day as part of the NATO Summit.
Trump had held an impromptu conference in which he discussed the ongoing impeachment inquiry as well as a heated conversation that he had with Macron about France not taking back any ISIS fighters.
“Is that why you were late?” Boris asked as he smirked at 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.”
The video quickly went viral.
“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 wrote.
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. https://t.co/j2zmF27vBK
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) December 4, 2019
“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.
This happens at every NATO summit with Trump. Every G7. Every G20. The US President is mocked by US allies behind his back. pic.twitter.com/FWncEM7jVs
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) December 4, 2019
Early on Tuesday, Trump and Macron had 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 that were captured in Syria. “I can give them to you, you can take everyone you want.”
Macron urged Trump to “be serious” and then called for a broader push against ISIS.
“This is why he’s a great politician because that’s one of the greatest non-answers I’ve ever heard,” Trump stated taking another swipe at Macron.
Earlier in the day, Trump had attacked Macron for what he called “very, very nasty” comments during his press conference.
Also, during the summit, Trump denied knowing British royal Prince Andrew, despite photographs proving the pair have met on multiple occasions.
George Conway also made a biting post about the video.
.@realDonaldTrump, you are the laughingstock of the planet. The world thinks you are an incompetent, ignorant, dumb, deranged buffoon—and they are right. And you prove it to them every day. https://t.co/mR0z1xwtaf
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) December 4, 2019
Many other Twitter users marveled at the video.
Oh My God.
I knew this happened.
But I’ve yet to see it up close.
Trudeau, Macron, Johnson, Rutte and Princess Anne in Buckingham Palace, openly mock Trump.
Cannot wait for this to be The Crown Season 8. https://t.co/ZuHIxwy8ta
— Dr. Jennifer Cassidy (@OxfordDiplomat) December 4, 2019
These leaders all know they are on tape all the time. They know what they’re doing. They’re sending a message to the world. Even Boris Johnson, who faces an election in days in a country in which Trump is toxically unpopular, is in on it. https://t.co/gi4UPLgKMX
— Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) December 4, 2019