After a royal reception for NATO members at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday evening, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News & Politics posted a video online in which it appears that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is making fun of President Donald Trump to President Emmanuel Macron of France, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Princess Anne.
In the brief clip, Johnson asks, “Is that while you were late?” with a smile on face, to which Trudeau responds, “He was late because he takes a 40-minute press conference off the top,” followed by the statement, “You just watch his team’s jaws drop to the floor,” quickly went viral, especially after Princess Anne was identified as the woman in the video.
None of the world leaders featured in the video seem to be aware that they were being recorded, and within hours, the 25-second clip accrued over 4 million views online. While it’s unclear to viewers how Princess Anne responded to Trudeau’s comments, as her face is completely blocked while he’s speaking, she appeared to get animated by the topic.
Trump is not mentioned by name, however, earlier in the day, he held a press conference with Macron that last nearly 45 minutes, followed by meeting with Trudeau. While much of the intermittent lines of dialogue of conversation are too scrambled to understand in the video, the visual reactions seemed to be enough for viewers online to understand what was going on in their conversation.
The video was released late in the evening and Trump did not immediately respond to the video trending online, or tweet about it right away.
Video of Princess Anne Skipping the Royal Receiving Line To Welcome Trump & First Lady Melania Trump Also Went Viral
Princess Anne was a top trend on Twitter Tuesday night, as before being identified by her signature hairstyle in the video with Trudeau, another video of the royal daughter getting scolded by her mother was already making its rounds.
While Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walked into Buckingham Palace’s Music Room, they shook hands with Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and NATO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg. While the Queen pauses briefly to stare at her daughter waiting by the door, Princess Anne shrugs in response as if to say, “Oops! Guess you’ll have to proceed without me.”
Also in attendance were Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Prince William could not attend as he is currently on tour in Kuwait. Prince Edward was forced to back out after getting sick, and Prince Andrew was nowhere to be seen since being forced to step down from his royal duties amid public scandal.
The Reactions To Princess Anne, Trudeau, BoJo & Macron’s Hot Mic Video Online Were Hilarious
The release of this viral video caused a frenzy on Twitter. Not only were thousands of people in the midst of watching Season 3 of Netflix’s The Crown, which heavily features the devious and fearless Princess Anne (played by actress Erin Doherty), many users online couldn’t help but be remiss of the hundreds of times Trump has said during speeches that other countries were laughing at America under the Obama presidency.
In June 2017, when Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement he said, “We don’t want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore. And they won’t be. They won’t be.”