News World Jaw-dropping? Two-faced? Canada's Trudeau plays down spat with Trump

Jaw-dropping? Two-faced? Canada’s Trudeau plays down spat with Trump

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday played down a video of him discussing U.S. President Donald Trump with other world leaders, saying that he had been surprised but happy with events at a bilateral meeting earlier in the day.

Trump called Trudeau “two-faced” after a video surfaced of Trudeau talking with the leaders of Britain, France and the Netherlands about Trump’s team’s jaws dropping “to the floor” during an impromptu news conference with the two leaders.

“We had a great meeting yesterday between me and the president… Last night I made a reference to the fact there was an unscheduled press conference before my meeting with president Trump, I was happy to take part in it but it was certainly notable,” Trudeau said, asked whether he had apologised to Trump for the comment.

“We were all surprised and I think pleased to learn that the next G7 will be at Camp David, I think that was an unscheduled announcement and… I think every different leader has teams who every now and then their jaws drop at unscheduled surprises, like that video itself for example,” Trudeau said.

(Reuters)

Top Stories

New yellow alert for extremely high temperatures for Tuesday

Yet another yellow alert for extremely high temperatures for Tuesday issued – in effect from 1pm to 5pm. Temperatures are expected to rise to 40°C,...

Mother who killed 12-year-old son in 2019 acquitted by way of insanity

The 40-year-old woman who stabbed her 12-year-old son to death in August 2019 was found innocent by way of insanity and was acquitted by...

Deputy Minister stresses need to support Cyprus shipping sector amid Covid-19 pandemic

Cyprus Deputy Shipping Minister Vasilis Demetriades has stressed the need to support the Cyprus shipping sector that has been hit due to the Covid-19...

Imprisonment or fine for spreading the corona virus

As was reported in Philenews, there have been strong concerns following incidents of violations of self-isolation that have come to light in recent days...

Calls to 1480 Helpline increased by 24% in 2020

Calls to the 1480 Helpline have gone up by 24% compared to the corresponding period from last year where the number of calls was...

Taste

Octopus ‘Kathisto’ (or Octopus braised in Wine)

Ingredients: 1/2 cup Greek extra virgin olive oil 2 medium onions, chopped fine 1 large octopus, about 2kg (cleaned and kept whole) 3/4 cup dry red wine 1/3 cup...

Homemade lemonade

Ingredients: 1 cup lemon juice 1 cup sugar Method: Thoroughly wash the lemons with soap and warm water. Roll each lemon with the palm of your hand, pressing...

‘Striftaria’ mini cheese pies

Ingredients 1 ½ cup milk 2 tbsps. flour 4 tsps. of butter 3 eggs, slightly beaten + 1 extra with 1 tbs. of milk for spreading 1 pack of...

Mini potato canapes baked on salt

Ingredients Serves: 12 1kg small Cypriot potatoes rock salt, as needed 250g salted butter 300ml full fat cremé frâiche 1 pot cod or salmon roe Method Prep:20min › Cook:35min › Ready in:55min Take...