Awkward moment Donald Trump confronts Justin Trudeau after hot mic moment at Buckingham Palace last night

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DONALD Trump had an awkward clash with Justin Trudeau hours after the Canadian PM was caught gossiping about him at Buckingham Palace.

The US President gave Mr Trudeau the cold shoulder and barely glanced around as the pair exchanged tense words onstage at the Nato Summit.

Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau had an awkward moment on stage at the Nato summit
Mr Trump appeared to give Mr Trudeau the could shoulder on stage
Mr Trump appears to throw up a hand to the smiling Canadian leader with his backed turned.

DON DO THAT

In one picture POTUS appears to throw up a hand to the smiling Canadian leader with his backed turned.

It comes after the Canadian leader was caught out by a hot mic moment while poking fun at Mr Trump with Emmanuel Macron while chatting to Boris Johnson and Princess Anne.

The group joked about a “40-minute press conference” by POTUS that had run late.

The video, from the reporting pool via the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, offered little context but saw Johnson ask Macron “is that why you were late?”

It was then that Trudeau interjected, saying: “He’s late because he takes a 40-minute press conference off the top.”

Another part of the conversation saw Trudeau later chuckling: “You just watched his team’s jaws drop to the floor.”

A clip appeared to catch leaders including Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron speaking about Donald Trump
A clip appeared to catch leaders including Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron speaking about Donald Trump
Boris Johnson was heard asking Macron about why he was late to the reception
Boris Johnson was heard asking Macron about why he was late to the reception
Princess Anne was silent during the chat with the world leaders
Princess Anne was silent during the chat with the world leaders
Trudeau could be heard joking about 'jaws dropping to the floor' in reaction to something that had been said
Trudeau could be heard joking about ‘jaws dropping to the floor’ in reaction to something that had been said

HAND SHAKE

Mr Johnson shook hands with Donald Trump onstage at the Nato summit as he told leaders Britain’s committment to the alliance was “rock solid”.

The PM smiled as he finally greeted the US President after distancing himself publicly over Tory fears Trump could blow up the election campaign.

After greeting the 29 leaders at the historic 70th anniversary summit, Mr Johnson said: The reason Nato is so successful, is that it provides peace and security for 29 countries, its very simple.

It’s safety in numbers.

One for all, one for one – thats the core of the Nato security guarantee, it works.

TORY FEARS

Boris met with Mr Trump last night for prviate drinks at No10 after a royal reception with the Queen and other Nato leaders at Buckingham Palace.

Conservative campaign bosses are trying to keep the number of public appearances the PM makes with POTUS to an absolute minimum.

They want to stop the president from tearing up the rigidly controlled Tory election messaging with any explosive comments on the NHS or Brexit.

Jeremy Corbyn and Nigel Farage are both waiting in the wings to try to weaponise Mr Trumps arrival to their own benefit.

Yesterday Mr Trump vowed to stay out of British politics only to add shortly after that he thought Boris would do a great job as PM.

The president tweeted this morning: “Enjoyed my meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson last night. Talked about numerous subjects including Nato and Trade.”

FROSTY RECEPTION

Mr Johnsons effort to bring harmony to the alliance comes after Mr Trumpand Mr endured frosty relations yesterday.

The French premier called Nato brain dead prompting Mr Trump to describe his comments as very nasty before the pair met on Tuesday at the US ambassador’s residence in London.

Mr Macron’s original comments were prompted by the Turkish offensive against the Kurds in northern Syria – regarded by most members as key allies in the fight against ISIS – following the US decision to withdraw troops from the region.

Mr Macron later acknowledged in a tweet that his statements had “triggered some reactions” but stood by his remarks.

Todays meeting at a hotel in Hertfordshire is expected to consider new threats, including in the areas of cyber and space, after the alliance last month declared space one of its operational domains alongside air, land, sea and cyber.

Mr Johnson and Donald Trump reach out to shake hands at the Nato summit in Watford
All of leaders for the 29 member states of Nato pose for a picture before their meeting
Trump looked uncomfortable as they shook hands

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