President Donald Trump responded to a week-old tweet from a Fox Business personality about Canada's prime minister and other world leaders mocking him, and spouted misleading claims about NATO allies.
The president falsely claimed in his response to Charles Payne that Justin Trudeau, along with French president Emmanuel Macron and British prime minister Boris Johnson, were actually angry and not laughing about his bizarre news conference at the NATO summit.
"They were just upset that I demanded they pay their fair share for NATO," Trump claimed, four days after Payne's tweet. "Their countries are delinquent. I raised $530 Billion more from NATO countries! Thank you Charles."
They were just upset that I demanded they pay their fair share for NATO. Their countries are delinquent. I raised $… https://t.co/gmk1fkvFMA— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1576073967.0
Other social media users were quick to fact-check Trump's claim and pour on additional mockery.
@realDonaldTrump Someone's still upset he was laughed at.— Chidi®️ (@Chidi®️) 1576074157.0
@realDonaldTrump Still upset they were all laughing at you?— James 🏳️🌈 (@James 🏳️🌈) 1576074063.0
@realDonaldTrump You STILL don't know how Nato works, or the pledge you're speaking of, and that's why they laugh.— ₵Ɽ₳₵ ₭₳J₳₭ (@₵Ɽ₳₵ ₭₳J₳₭) 1576074074.0
@realDonaldTrump This is a lie The agreement to reach 2% of GDP on defence was made in 2014, BEFORE you were elec… https://t.co/yMWD6Za3qN— Mark Gray (@Mark Gray) 1576074428.0
@realDonaldTrump They were doing a lot of laughing and joking for guys who were upset.— Morgan Freeman Narrates (@Morgan Freeman Narrates) 1576074035.0
@realDonaldTrump Looks like it’s gonna be another day of doing NOTHING but have your insecure guilty conscience hat… https://t.co/WnISkqYbRs— Andy Ostroy (@Andy Ostroy) 1576074475.0
@realDonaldTrump It’s embarrassing that, after 3 years, you still don’t know how NATO works. #ClownShow— Jeanine (@Jeanine) 1576074251.0
@realDonaldTrump No, you didn't. https://t.co/GQLx0YSvzG— Zimmy (@Zimmy) 1576074443.0