Donald Trump has cancelled his final press conference at the NATO summit and stormed home after Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron and Justin Trudeau were caught on a hot mic mocking him.

The US President had already slammed Trudeau as ‘two-faced’ on Wednesday after the Canadian Prime Minister, Macron and Johnson were caught on video at the Buckingham Palace NATO reception Tuesday evening, appearing to gossip about Trump.

In the clip, which appears to be edited, Trudeau makes the most cutting comments, laughing about Trump’s lengthy Q&A sessions with reporters and saying even the president’s staff was shocked at some of his actions.

After calling Trudeau two-faced during a photo op with Angela Merkel, Trump tweeted: ‘I canceled the news conference. I’ve done so many,’ he said during a luncheon with NATO leaders Wednesday, adding: ‘I think that’s enough. 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!’   

The Canadian leader wouldn’t answer whether he apologized to the president for his remarks when grilled by reporters today.

He said: ‘Last night I made a reference to the fact that there was an unscheduled press conference before my meeting with President Trump and I was happy to take part of it. But it was certainly notable. I’ve had a number of a good conversations with the president over today and yesterday.’

A tense meeting between Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau was captured on camera at the NATO summit in Watford, Hertfordshire today after Trump was questioned by reporters about Trudeau's comments caught on a hot mic yesterday

A tense meeting between Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau was captured on camera at the NATO summit in Watford, Hertfordshire today after Trump was questioned by reporters about Trudeau’s comments caught on a hot mic yesterday

The US leader was asked about Justin Trudeau's comments at Buckingham Palace yesterday evening during a one-on-one press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the summit today

The US leader was asked about Justin Trudeau’s comments at Buckingham Palace yesterday evening during a one-on-one press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the summit today 

Trump appeared stone-faced as the leaders assembled to pose for a group photograph at the Grove Hotel in Watford

Trump appeared stone-faced as the leaders assembled to pose for a group photograph at the Grove Hotel in Watford 

Donald Trump slammed Justin Trudeau after prime minister was caught mocking him on a hot mic

Donald Trump slammed Justin Trudeau after prime minister was caught mocking him on a hot mic

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is pictured grinning with PM Boris Johnson as a stone-faced Trump sits in front

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is pictured grinning with PM Boris Johnson as a stone-faced Trump sits in front 

In the clip, which appears to be edited, Trudeau makes the most cutting comments, laughing about Trump’s lengthy Q&A sessions with reporters and saying even the president’s staff was shocked at some of his actions. 

‘Complete nonsense’: Boris Johnson denies mocking Donald Trump in ‘hot mic’ incident with Justin Trudeau at NATO summit 

Boris Johnson today denied mocking Donald Trump in a ‘hot mic’ incident at the NATO summit – after the US president vented his fury at ‘two-faced’ Canadian PM Justin Trudeau.

Mr Johnson denied knowledge of the extraordinary conversation caught on camera at a reception last night, during which Mr Trudeau appeared to lampoon Mr Trump as other leaders laughed.

At a press conference closing the gathering of the military alliance this afternoon, Mr Johnson was asked whether the group – which also included him, French president Emmanuel Macron and Princess Anne – had been having a ‘joke at the expense’ of Mr Trump.

‘Complete nonsense,’ he said. ‘I don’t know where that has come from.’ 

Trudeau explained his remark about Trump’s team jaw dropping was at the president’s announcement next June’s G7 meeting, which will be hosted by the United States, will be held at Camp David.

‘We were all surprised and I think pleased to learn that the next G7 will be at Camp David. I think that was an unscheduled announcement and I think everyone’s team, everyone different leader has teams that every now and then have their jaw drop at unscheduled surprises like that video itself for example,’ Trudeau said.

He said that came up because his fellow G7 leaders wanted to know the details about their next gathering. 

‘As we talk to G7 leaders there is an interest in where the next G7 meeting is going to be and I was pleased to share with them the story of how that came about, that we are going to be gathering, apparently, at Camp David,’ Trudeau said.

Trump, during his Tuesday meeting with Trudeau, said, in response from a question from the press, that next year’s G7 meeting will be held at Camp David.

Originally Trump announced it would be held it at his Doral, Fla., golf course but he reversed that decision when even some Republicans criticized it as inappropriate.

‘We’ll do it at Camp David,’ he said Tuesday. ‘It’s nearby. It’s close. We’re going to give good access to the press. … It will be at camp David which is a place that people like.’

Trudeau repeated at his press conference Wednesday that he has a strong relationship with Trump.

‘The relationship we have with United States is very strong and I have a very good relationship with President Trump and his team,’ he said. 

Trudeau is pictured smiling at Trump, while the US President keeps a very straight face at the NATO summit today

Trudeau is pictured smiling at Trump, while the US President keeps a very straight face at the NATO summit today 

The two leaders are seen side-by-side after Trudeau was caught making comments about Trump's lengthy press conferences

The two leaders are seen side-by-side after Trudeau was caught making comments about Trump’s lengthy press conferences

The pair share what appears to be a tense exchange at today's NATO summit in Watford, Hertfordshire ahead of Trump's premature departure

The pair share what appears to be a tense exchange at today’s NATO summit in Watford, Hertfordshire ahead of Trump’s premature departure 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would not say at a press conference today if he's apologized to Trump for his remarks

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would not say at a press conference today if he’s apologized to Trump for his remarks

Justin Trudeau, center, Emmanuel Macron, second right, and Boris Johnson, right, have all been caught on a hot mic at the Buckingham Palace NATO reception appearing to gossip about Donald Trump and an apparent impromptu lengthy press conference

Justin Trudeau, center, Emmanuel Macron, second right, and Boris Johnson, right, have all been caught on a hot mic at the Buckingham Palace NATO reception appearing to gossip about Donald Trump and an apparent impromptu lengthy press conference

In a clip being widely shared online the three world leaders seem to be discussing why the French President was late during the London summit. Princess Anne also appears to be in the discussion, left, but it is unclear if or how she responds

In a clip being widely shared online the three world leaders seem to be discussing why the French President was late during the London summit. Princess Anne also appears to be in the discussion, left, but it is unclear if or how she responds

But the president did not look amused when reporters asked him about the hot mic video during his meeting with German chancellor Angela Merkel. 

‘Honestly with Trudeau, he’s a nice guy,’ the president added after a long pause. 

He then explained his theory on why Trudeau said what he did, arguing the prime minister mocked him because he gave Trudeau grief during their sit down on Tuesday about Canada not paying enough in fees to be a member of the NATO alliance.

‘I find him to be a very nice guy but you know the truth is that I called him out on the fact that he’s not paying 2 per cent and I guess he’s not very happy about it,’ Trump said.

‘He’s not paying 2 per cent, and he should be paying 2 per cent. It’s Canada. They have money. And they should be paying 2 per cent. So I called him out on that, and I’m sure he wasn’t happy about that, but that’s the way it is. Look, I’m representing the U.S. And he should be paying more than he’s paying. And he understands it. So I can imagine he’s not that happy. But that’s the way it is,’ he added.

Trump and Trudeau appeared to speak at a photos session for NATO leaders on Wednesday morning but it’s unclear what was discussed. 

At their Tuesday meeting, Trump noted Canada is ‘slightly delinquent’ in its NATO payments but added: ‘But they’ll be okay. I have confidence.’ 

‘Some are way below 1 per cent and that’s unacceptable. And then if something happens we’re supposed to protect them and it’s not really fair and it never has been fair and they’re paying up,’ he added. 

After his comments, the two leaders engaged in a back-and-forth on how much Canada pays NATO.  

‘Well, we’ll put them on a payment plan, right?,’ Trump said of America’s neighbor to the north. ‘I’m sure the prime minister would love that. What are you at? What is your number?’

But Trudeau defended Canada’s payments. 

He said that ‘the number we talked about is 70 per cent increase over these past years including and for the coming years, I think including significant investments in our fighter jets, significant investments in our naval fleets. We are increasing significantly our defense spending from previous governments that cut it.’ 

Trump and Trudeau during the NATO leaders plenary session on Wednesday morning

Trump and Trudeau during the NATO leaders plenary session on Wednesday morning

President Donald Trump, at a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, asked him about Canada's payments to NATO

President Donald Trump, at a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, asked him about Canada’s payments to NATO

But Trump wanted a hard number for what Canada pays and asked for it: ‘Where are you now in terms of your number?’

Conversation with Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron, Justin Trudeau, Mark Rutte and Princess Anne

Boris Johnson: Is that why you were late?

Justin Trudeau: He was late because he takes a 40 minute press conference off the top.

Inaudible conversation

Justin Trudeau: Oh yeah, yeah yeah, he announced…

Emmanuel Macron speaks with his back turned to the camera

Mark Rutte: Fake news media!

Macron touches Rutte’s arm in agreement

Clip jumps to another point in the conversation

Princess Anne speaks with her face hidden from the camera

Justin Trudeau: You just watched his team’s jaws drop to the floor.

Trudeau said Canada was at 1.4 per cent and ‘continuing to move forward.’

Trump nodded and pointed out ‘they’re getting there. They know it’s important to do that. And their economy is doing well. They’ll get there quickly I think.’ 

The president has pushed for NATO member nations to pay 2 per cent.  

 

But it was a clip from a leaders’ reception at Buckingham Palace that was the talk of social media late Tuesday night, in which Trudeau was caught mocking the president. 

In the clip, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson asks: ‘Is that why you were late?’ as he stoops down and chuckles in disbelief, before Trudeau, swigging from his drink, shoots back: ‘He was late because he takes a 40 minute press conference off the top.’   

The video then cuts to a later clip, which is without context, and sees Macron pointing furiously before Dutch PM Mark Rutte exclaims ‘fake news media’ and Trudeau adds: ‘You just watched his team’s jaws drop to the floor.’ 

He then motions as if his jaw is dropping. 

Princess Anne also appears to be involved in the discussion but it is unclear if or how she responds. 

The clip was first shared by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 

Pictures from the event show the Princess Royal talking to Johnson and Trudeau. 

The Princess Royal, right, talks to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, center, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, during a reception at Buckingham Palace, London, as NATO leaders attend to mark 70 years of the alliance

The Princess Royal, right, talks to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, center, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, during a reception at Buckingham Palace, London, as NATO leaders attend to mark 70 years of the alliance

The ‘naughty schoolboys’ caught mocking Donald Trump: Emmanuel Macron orchestrated the banter at Buckingham Palace while Boris Johnson tried to duck out, says MailOnline body language expert 

By Lara Keay for MailOnline

Boris Johnson, Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron behaved like ‘naughty school boys’ as they appeared to gossip about Donald Trump at Buckingham Palace yesterday, a body language expert claims. 

The three leaders were caught mocking the US President and his earlier lengthy, impromptu press conferences on a hot mic at the Queen’s NATO reception last night. 

A video clip shows Boris asking Macron why was late to the event before the Canadian and French leaders chime in. 

But the Prime Minister’s ‘self-diminishing rituals’ as he bends his knees and shrinks down suggest he is happy to duck out and let the others take over, body language expert Judi James tells MailOnline. 

Trudeau scans everyone’s faces as he leads the joke and exclaims: ‘He was late because he takes a 40 minute press conference off the top’. 

But after he gestures at Macron, the French President takes over ‘leaning forward conspiratorially’ and ‘waggling one finger’ as he enjoys giving his view as part of the gossiping, says James. 

Ducking out: Boris Johnson's 'self-diminishing rituals' as he bends his knees and shrinks down suggest he is happy to duck out and let the other leaders take over, body language expert Judi James tells MailOnline

Ducking out: Boris Johnson’s ‘self-diminishing rituals’ as he bends his knees and shrinks down suggest he is happy to duck out and let the other leaders take over, body language expert Judi James tells MailOnline

Telling jokes: Trudeau scans everyone's faces as he leads the joke and exclaims: 'He was late because he takes a 40 minute press conference off the top'

Telling jokes: Trudeau scans everyone’s faces as he leads the joke and exclaims: ‘He was late because he takes a 40 minute press conference off the top’

Trudeau swigs from his drink and gestures towards the French President as if he is passing the baton' to Macron to give his take on the situation

Trudeau swigs from his drink and gestures towards the French President as if he is passing the baton’ to Macron to give his take on the situation 

In the clip, the three world leaders seem to be discussing why the French President was late during the London summit, held to mark the alliance’s 70th anniversary. 

None of the men mention Trump by name but Trudeau seems to be referring to the US president’s talks with the media throughout Tuesday.

The video shows Mr Johnson asking: ‘Is that why you were late?’, before Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau, swigging from his drink, shoots back: ‘He was late because he takes a 40 minute press conference off the top.’

On Boris, James tells MailOnline: ‘Although Boris appears to orchestrate the humour in the group, bending his knees as he speaks to suggest he’s making the rest of the circle laugh, he soon appears happy to duck out and allow Trudeau and Macron to take over.’

She explains how Trudeau leads the group in giving his views on Trump’s timekeeping and makes eye contact with the whole group to ensure he dominates before ‘passing the baton’ to Macron.

He appears to have a ‘rather naughty sense of humour’ in the way he leads the conversation, she adds.  

The expert says: ‘Trudeau is the most active here in terms of conducting the comedy, performing a one steepled brow gesture to show humour and scanning all the faces in the group as he speaks like a man telling a joke and wanting to check everyone is laughing.

‘He even appears to spread the gossip by inviting Macron to join in, nudging him with one hand as though nudging his memory. 

‘Trudeau then rubs his nose as Macron joins in and takes over, using this announcement gesture to signal Macron can pick up the baton.’

Macron’s words are inaudible as he is turned away from the camera, but he soon starts gesturing with enthusiasm. 

Orchestrating the comedy: French President Mavron takes over the conversation, 'leaning forward conspiratorially' and 'waggling one finger' as he enjoys giving his view as part of the gossiping

Orchestrating the comedy: French President Mavron takes over the conversation, ‘leaning forward conspiratorially’ and ‘waggling one finger’ as he enjoys giving his view as part of the gossiping

James says: ‘Macron’s gossip style looks pretty pronounced here as he leans forward conspiratorially and waggling one finger as well as looking round furtively in what looks like a bid to check the subject of their conversation is not within earshot. 

‘While he and Trudeau appear to be in full flow and when even Princess Anne looks keen to join in, Boris’s signals suggest he’s enjoying the stories but that he might be more cautious about being the one telling them.’ 

Commenting again on Mr Johnson’s unusual caution, she adds: ‘Boris actually looks like the man being cautious here although he might have been the catalyst to some of the fun. 

‘His knee-bending and self-diminishing rituals suggest he might be placing a slightly amusing comment but its the others that then run off with it while Boris begins to scan the room rather than pitching in too hard.’

None of the men mentioned Trump by name but Trudeau seems to be referring to the US president’s talks with the media throughout Tuesday.

He spoke at length to reporters in the afternoon after an awkward press conference with Emmanuel Macron, following on from an earlier and equally lengthy chat after a sit-down with NATO president Jens Stoltenberg in the morning. 

Today the leaders have congregated at The Grove Hotel in Watford, Hertfordshire, for the main NATO summit, with Trump storming out early after branding Trudeau ‘two-faced’ for his hot mic comments. 



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