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Trump calls Trudeau two-faced after Canadian PM filmed gossiping about him

Donald Trump has called Prime Minister Trudeau "two-faced" after video has surfaced showing the Canadian PM talking a bit of trash with some fellow international leaders.

Trudeau, U.K. PM Boris Johnson, Princess Anne, French president Emmanuel Macron and Dutch PM Mark Rutte were caught on film engaging in a conversation about Trump's press etiquette last night.

"He was late because he takes a 40-minute press conference off the top," Trudeau tells the group. "You just watched his team’s jaws drop to the floor."

Some parts of the chat are indecipherable and there is no direct mention of the U.S. president, but it is understood that he was the source of complaint.

The conversation took place in Buckingham Palace, at a reception for NATO leaders before the alliance's 70th anniversary summit in London.

When later asked by press if he'd seen the video, Trump said that Trudeau is "a nice guy," but that "he's two-faced."

He seems to think that Trudeau's remarks in the private conversation were due to the fact that Trump called Canada "slightly delinquent" for not spending two per cent of GDP on defence, in line with a five-year-old NATO agreement for all allied countries to do so by 2024.

The U.S. president cancelled a post-NATO press conference and departed the summit early after the whole incident, tweeting "we won't be doing a press conference at the close of NATO because we did so many over the last two days."

The two have had quite the rocky relationship, between aggressive and well-practiced handshakes as shows of dominance, trade disputes, Twitter insults and some apparent historical angsts

But as the summit video indicates (and as we all knew anyway), Trump doesn't really seem to be on good terms with many world leaders at this point.

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