Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he was talking about Donald Trump when a "hot mic" appeared to capture him and other NATO leaders mocking the US President.
Addressing journalists at the end of the NATO summit on Wednesday, Trudeau confirmed he was referring to Trump's “impromptu press conference” ahead of a meeting between the two leaders.
The video, which has gone viral, shows British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron, Trudeau and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte appearing to have a laugh about Trump's behavior during the summit. But none of the leaders explicitly named Trump.
"Last night I made reference to the fact that there was an unscheduled press conference before my meeting with President Trump. I was happy to be part of it but it was certainly notable," Trudeau said during a Wednesday press conference.
He added that the “jaws dropped” comment referred to Trump’s unexpected announcement that the next G7 summit would be held at Camp David, explaining that he was merely sharing with other leaders where the next gathering would take place.
Trudeau went on to say that the relationship between the US and Canada is strong, highlighting the recently re-negotiated NAFTA agreement which, he said, is better for Canadians, better for Americans and better for Mexicans.
Trudeau also said the relationship between the two countries went well beyond the personal relationship between the US President and the Canadian Prime Minister, but noted that his relationship with Trump was a good one.
When asked about the moment by a journalist, Trump responded by calling Trudeau "two-faced."