Why global leader apparently joking about Donald Trump will drive the President crazy


( CNN) A group of world leaders including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson were caught on tape Tuesday night seemingly gossiping and joking about President Donald Trump’s, um, talkativeness.


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While it wasn’t immediately clear that the group was talking about Trump behind his back, it was very hard to conclude they are talking about anyone else. After all, Trump did spend extended periods of time talking to the media during a series of bilateral meetings Tuesday with Macron and Trudeau. And Trump clearly believes the group was talking about him.

“He’s two-faced, ” Trump said Wednesday morning when asked about the comments Trudeau made apparently about him. Trump then, weirdly, added of Trudeau: “I find him to be a very nice guy.”( Trump also canceled a press conference scheduled for later Wednesday before he leaves the NATO gathering in London .)

“I hate it. I gratify these people they call them ‘the elite.’ These people. I look at them, I say, ‘That’s elite? ‘ We get more money, we got more brains, we got better homes, apartments, we got nicer boats, we’re smarter than the issue is, and they say they’re elite? We’re the elite. You’re the elite. We’re the elite.”

Given that lens on the world countries, you can easily understand why this episode will drive Trump crazy. This is yet another club — Macron, Trudeau, Johnson — that doesn’t want him as a member. And not only that, but they appear to be in their little club taunting him. It’s everything that Trump detests. It’s, in his intellect, the story of his life. Snobs who think they are better than him, smarter than him, just superior.

Because this video plays into a longstanding grievance that Trump has with, well, the world, it seems likely that his censure of Trudeau as “two-faced” won’t be the last thing we hear on this front. Remember that Trump is about to get on a long flight back to the United Nation — and that he’ll have access to his Twitter account. Stay tuned.


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