It’s Day 71 of the Impeachment Inquiry. Currently the House Judiciary Committee is holding their first Impeachment Inquiry hearing following the release of the House Intelligence Committee’s “The Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report.”
For Wednesday the President has tweeted 5 times.
Great progress has been made by NATO over the last three years. Countries other than the U.S. have agreed to pay 130 Billion Dollars more per year, and by 2024, that number will be 400 Billion Dollars. NATO will be richer and stronger than ever before….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2019
….Just finished meetings with Turkey and Germany. Heading to a meeting now with those countries that have met their 2% GOALS, followed by meetings with Denmark and Italy….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2019
….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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2019
On Tuesday evening following a long day of disjointed pressers with NATO allies in London a video surfaced featuring some world leaders in which they appear (they are) to mock President Trump.
Earlier in the day French President Macron openly questioned President’s understanding of the fight against ISIS.
Macron fact checked Trump to his face, saying: “There are a large number of fighters you have on the ground: ISIS fighters coming from Syria, from Iraq, and the region”…those from Europe are “a tiny minority of the overall problem.” https://t.co/2BjmpxL9J4— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) December 3, 2019
The President was asked about the video on Wednesday he called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “two-faced,” but added “honestly he’s a nice guy.”
JUST IN: Asked about video of NATO leaders caught on camera speaking candidly, President Trump says PM Trudeau “is two-faced,” but adds “honestly, he’s a nice guy.” https://t.co/A0kQ00ymEc pic.twitter.com/a1LDVCzenI— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 4, 2019
This is not the first time that President Trump has taken issue with Trudeau. Following the G7 meeting in June of 2018 the President tweeted that Trudeau was “meek and mild.”
PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, “US Tariffs were kind of insulting” and he “will not be pushed around.” Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2018
2014 then-businessman Trump’s opinion about U.S. Presidents mocked aboard.
We need a President who isn’t a laughing stock to the entire World. We need a truly great leader, a genius at strategy and winning. Respect!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2014
The Cancelled Presser portion of the last tweet.
Trump just canceled his press conference at the end of NATO meetings. Here’s the empty stage where he would have taken our questions. pic.twitter.com/miXEZkx3rL— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) December 4, 2019
Just in: Trump has cancelled his long-planned news conference at NATO summit, after some world leaders were caught on video laughing about him and as the House Judiciary Committee prepares to start impeachment hearing.— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) December 4, 2019
Trump took two hours of questions from reporters yesterday.
Marine One lands at Stansted London Airport and Pres Trump boards Air Force One for flight back to DC. pic.twitter.com/tfmkkjd0EK— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) December 4, 2019
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