Remarks by US President come after Trudeau was viewed on camera apparently laughing at Trump.
Donald Trump ripped Justin Trudeau as “two-faced,” following Trudeau being caught on video laughing about a Trump press conference.
As I noted yesterday, “There’s been a repeated pattern with Justin Trudeau, where he talks tough about Trump when Trump isn’t around, but when he actually sees Trump in person Trudeau all of a sudden appears a bit jumpy, nervous, and seeks to placate Trump.”
In front of Trump, Trudeau was placating and seemingly even desperate to give answers that would please Trump. But when Trump wasn’t around, Trudeau acted differently, laughing about Trump behind the scenes when the thought the cameras weren’t on.
Trump has now clearly seen the video, and here’s what he said:
Following Trump’s comments, others have pointed out that Trudeau may have more than two-faces:
“AN IDIOT ABROAD: After Trudeau spent the day being grilled for his lack of knowledge on our NATO commitments, before inexplicably torpedoing relations with our closest ally, it’s more proof that this is far too serious a time for an unserious PM. Read: http://nationalcitizens.ca/the_world_meets_two_faced_trudeau“
AN IDIOT ABROAD: After Trudeau spent the day being grilled for his lack of knowledge on our NATO commitments, before inexplicably torpedoing relations with our closest ally, it's more proof that this is far too serious a time for an unserious PM. Read: https://t.co/sMzqSDmTeH pic.twitter.com/gpbNJslb9p— National Citizens Coalition (@NatCitizens) December 4, 2019
The problem with all of this is that in his remarks with Trump yesterday, Trudeau lied about how much Canada spends on defence. He claimed it was 1.4% of GDP, when it’s actually 1.27%. And even that 1.27% figure is based on fake government numbers, as the Liberals just added in things that weren’t previously considered part of defence spending.
So now, Canada remains a nation with a shockingly weak military, no real ability to defend ourselves, we’re projecting weakness to China and Russia (who are rapidly building up their forces in the arctic), and our closest and most powerful ally increasingly views us a freeloader nation led by a ‘two-faced’ PM.