'It was like a total sh*tshow': Attendee at NATO dinner reveals Trump's private speech left world leaders appalled
From L-R, Belgium's King Philipe, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, U.S. President Donald Trump who shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (partially hidden), Croatia's President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gather with NATO member leaders to pose for a family picture before the start of their summit in Brussels, Belgium, May 25, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

In the wake of President Donald Trump's comments on Friday that he supports NATO's collective defense clause, known as Article 5, an attendee who sat in on a private dinner with world leaders and Trump in late May called Trump's performance that evening a "total shitshow."


Speaking with Foreign Policy, the source said Trump entered the closed-door dinner with two different speeches to give - but instead dumped them both and winged causing world leaders in attendance to be "appalled."

“Oh, it was like a total shitshow,” explained the source.

“The dinner was far worse than the speech,” added a former senior U.S. official who was briefed on the dinner. “It was a train wreck. It was awful.”

At issue was Trump's demand for more money, with sources stating that Trump demanded the other NATO countries begin contributing 3 percent of their GDP.

The attendee noted that Trump never once mentioned Russia during his diatribe.