British journalist Piers Morgan torched Canadian and European leaders who were caught on video allegedly mocking President Trump, comparing them to characters in the film “Mean Girls.”
Morgan slammed the “smug” and “spiteful” group, captured in a video at a Buckingham Palace reception in London for leaders who had attended the day’s North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit, likening their behavior to a scene from the 2004 film which starred Lindsay Lohan.
“There they all were, sniggering and bitching away like spiteful little Mean Girls about US President Donald Trump, the modern-day Caesar,” Morgan wrote in an op-ed for Daily Mail, invoking the “vain, self-obsessed, sneaky, gossipy and gutless” characters from the movie and pointing to one scene in which one of the “Plastics” breaks down during a Shakespeare class “and launches into a bitter tirade.”
The host of “Good Morning Britain” noted how “revealing” the video clip of leaders was as it highlighted “the pathetic cowardice of them all huddling in a group mocking Trump behind his back like schoolkids.”
Trump responds to video of Trudeau apparently mocking him behind his back at NATO summit https://t.co/TfnvGtfKaa
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) December 4, 2019
The released video showed French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte standing together and apparently speaking about Trump, though he president’s name is never mentioned.
Trump, who canceled a scheduled press conference after the video surfaced, later referred to Trudeau as “two-faced.”
Morgan called out the “brazen disrespect they showed to the President of the United States, by far the most important member world leader at the NATO summit” in his piece and also the “unbelievable stupidity of none of them realizing there were TV cameras in the room that might capture their duplicity.”
“There’s lots of guffawing amid all this, all of them thoroughly enjoying having a good old laugh at President Trump’s expense,” Morgan noted, pointing to the presence of Queen Elizabeth’s daughter, Princess Anne, which really set him off.
“When I saw Anne’s world-famous never-changing hairstyle nodding away in obvious amusement too, something inside me flipped and I found myself mouthing my own words of indiscretion: ‘What the hell are you lot all laughing at?’” he wrote, going on to note the royal’s own family issues with the recent scandal involving her brother, Prince Andrew.
The Duke of York announced he was stepping back from his public duties last month amid the scandal involving his friendship with deceased sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
“You’d have thought that might have put a slight dampener on his sister’s willingness to engage in group mockery about the leader of Britain’s most important ally at a public Palace event,” Morgan wrote. “But it didn’t.”
He went on to call out the other leaders for their own dirty laundry, pointing to Trudeau as the “most ultra-liberal virtue-signaling snowflake in global politics” who recently was exposed for wearing blackface on more than one occasion.
Speaking with reporters after the video emerged Wednesday, Trump recounted how he “called [Trudeau] out on the fact that he’s not paying two percent [to NATO] and I guess he’s not very happy about it.”
Morgan also targeted the “arrogant condescending pipsqueak” Macron, recalling the ‘Yellow Vest’ protests, strikes in the country and “approval ratings plunging to under 30%.” Trump’s press meeting with the French president offered some tense moments after the U.S. president had criticized Macron’s “very, very nasty statement” about the NATO alliance.
Tense presser matches egos: Trump asks Macron, ‘would you like some nice ISIS fighters?’ https://t.co/MySkjMxvtX
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) December 3, 2019
The British prime minister was also slammed by Morgan who wrote that Johnson treats Trump “like a piece of brand-damaging gum on his shoe,” and called him out as he has “tried everything not to be seen with the President this week lest it damage his chances of victory in next week’s UK General Election.”
“The President spent more than two hours yesterday alone fielding questions on any topic journalists wished to raise. No other world leader does this, and love him or hate him – or his answers – it’s impressively transparent,” Morgan wrote about Trump, noting that the video did more to humiliate the other leaders than him.
“He’s just had to endure the petty mockery of a jealous bunch of Mean Girls who like to make fun of him behind his back but don’t have the courage to do it to his face,” he concluded. “The real embarrassment is on them, not him.”
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