"He takes a ... 40-minute press conference at the top," Trudeau can be heard saying while the other leaders nod. "You just watched his team's jaws drop to the floor."
While it wasn't immediately clear that the group was talking about Trump behind his back, it was very hard to conclude they are talking about anyone else. After all, Trump did spend extended periods of time talking to the media during a series of bilateral meetings Tuesday with Macron and Trudeau. And Trump clearly believes the group was talking about him.
"He's two-faced," Trump said Wednesday morning when asked about the comments Trudeau made apparently about him. Trump then, weirdly, added of Trudeau: "I find him to be a very nice guy." (Trump also canceled a press conference scheduled for later Wednesday before he leaves the NATO gathering in London.)
Trudeau admitted Wednesday that he and the other world leaders were talking about Trump.
"Last night I made reference to the fact that there was an unscheduled press conference before my meeting with President Trump. I was happy to be part of it but it was certainly notable," Trudeau said during a Wednesday press conference.
This episode is almost uniquely positioned to make Trump very angry -- an anger that flashed with the "two-faced" comment.
"I hate it. I meet these people they call them 'the elite.' These people. I look at them, I say, 'That's elite?' We got more money, we got more brains, we got better houses, apartments, we got nicer boats, we're smarter than they are, and they say they're elite? We're the elite. You're the elite. We're the elite."
Given that lens on the world, you can easily understand why this episode will drive Trump crazy. This is yet another club -- Macron, Trudeau, Johnson -- that doesn't want him as a member. And not only that, but they appear to be in their little club mocking him. It's everything that Trump hates. It's, in his mind, the story of his life. Snobs who think they are better than him, smarter than him, just superior.
Because this video plays into a longstanding grievance that Trump has with, well, the world, it seems likely that his condemnation of Trudeau as "two-faced" won't be the last thing we hear on this front. Remember that Trump is about to get on a long flight back to the United States -- and that he'll have access to his Twitter account. Stay tuned.