Trump Reportedly Jabbed at World Leaders During G-7 Meetings: ‘Emmanuel… All the Terrorists Are in Paris’
A new report on the behind-the-scenes talks at the G-7 summit reveals some of the more off-the-cuff comments made by President Trump to other world leaders.
Trump came out of the G-7 fuming at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, but according to The Wall Street Journal, the President got in a few jabs at other nations that took people aback.
For example, Trump called European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker a “brutal killer.” (Not literally, in an apparent trade reference, and Juncker himself said, “I think he meant it as a compliment, but I am not sure.”
There was some sparring over trade, as Trump privately talked about the unfair treatment of the U.S., which he’s also done publicly.
The Journal, however, reveals some rather, well, striking moments:
The U.S. president jarred some with blunt observations. At one point, Mr. Trump brought up migration as a big problem for Europe and then told Mr. Abe, “Shinzo, you don’t have this problem, but I can send you 25 million Mexicans and you’ll be out of office very soon,” according to the senior EU official who was in the room. A sense of irritation with Mr. Trump could be felt, “but everyone tried to be rational and calm,” the person said.
The EU official said at another point, in a discussion over Iran and terrorism, Mr. Trump verbally jabbed at Mr. Macron, “You must know about this, Emmanuel, because all the terrorists are in Paris,’” the senior official said.
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