Ronna McDaniel: Trump's Priority is Americans, NOT the 'World Popularity Contest'
RNC chairwoman responds to reports other world leaders were gossiping about the president
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel responded Friday to reports this week that other world leaders appeared to be gossiping about President Donald Trump behind his back at the NATO summit in London.
Speaking to Fox News's "Fox & Friends," McDaniel declared:
“He’s not running for a world popularity contest, he’s focused on the American people.”
A video shared by the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) showed several world leaders having a conversation at a Wednesday reception at Buckingham Palace about a press conference earlier in the day.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and French President Emmanuel Macron are seen with others, including Princess Anne.
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According to Fox News, Trump had made an impromptu conference and weighed in on the ongoing impeachment inquiry as well as the fiery exchange he had with Macron over France not taking back any ISIS fighters.
"Is that why you were late?" Johnson smirked to Macron.
"He was late because he takes a 40-minute press conference off the top — 'Oh, ya, ya ya,'" Trudeau said.
"You just watched his team's jaws drop to the floor," Trudeau added in an apparent reference to Trump.
.@JustinTrudeau, @EmmanuelMacron, @BorisJohnson and other VIPs shared a few words at a Buckingham Palace reception Tuesday. No one mentions @realDonaldTrump by name, but they seem to be discussing his lengthy impromptu press conferences from earlier in the day. (Video: Host Pool) pic.twitter.com/dVgj48rpOP— Power & Politics (@PnPCBC) December 3, 2019
The video went viral on social media, many assuming the world leaders were talking about Trump.
Asked later about the video during a bilateral meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Trump said of Trudeau, “He’s two-faced.”
Trump then abruptly canceled a planned news conference with reporters in London.
....Just finished meetings with Turkey and Germany. Heading to a meeting now with those countries that have met their 2% GOALS, followed by meetings with Denmark and Italy....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2019
McDaniel said Trump will remain focused on doing what's best for the United States - no matter what other world leaders think of him.
“The Obama-Biden administration was all about the world and what the world thought and President Trump is about the American people," she said.
"And that’s why wages are up and jobs are coming back and that’s what he’s always been focused on."