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Donald Trump hits back at ‘fake news media’ coverage of Nato summit insisting there was ‘only deep respect’ for US

DONALD Trump tonight hit back at "fake news media" coverage of his participation in the Nato summit - insisting there was "only deep respect" for the US.

President Trump tweeted that he "got along great" with fellow world leaders during what he described as the "VERY successful trip" to London.

 Donald Trump insisted there was only 'deep respect' for the US from other world leaders at the summit - and that 'fake news' coverage tried to belittle his performance
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Donald Trump insisted there was only 'deep respect' for the US from other world leaders at the summit - and that 'fake news' coverage tried to belittle his performanceCredit: Twitter / Donald Trump
 Trump returned to the US with his wife, Melania, on Wednesday following the summit
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Trump returned to the US with his wife, Melania, on Wednesday following the summitCredit: AP:Associated Press
 The President slammed critics who criticized his performance at this week's summit, which he left early
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The President slammed critics who criticized his performance at this week's summit, which he left earlyCredit: EPA

And he slammed critics' attempts to "belittle" his performance at this week's crunch summit - which he left early on Wednesday.

Trump and wife Melanie were pictured landing in the US on Wednesday evening.

His tweet came after a bitter row erupted when leaders were caught gossiping about him at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday night.

A furious Trump branded Justin Trudeau "two faced" after a hot mic recorded the Canadian PM joking about a "40-minute press conference" that had run late.

HOT-MIC VIDEO

The video, from the reporting pool via the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, offered little context.

But it saw UK PM Boris Johnson ask France's Emmanuel Macron: "Is that why you were late?"

It was then that Trudeau interjected, saying: "He's late because he takes a 40-minute press conference off the top."

Another part of the conversation saw Trudeau chuckling: "You just watched his team's jaws drop to the floor."

But Johnson, who was also seen chatting with Trudeau, later denied he was laughing at Mr Trump’s expense, saying: “That’s complete nonsense - I don’t know where that’s come from."

FURIOUS TRUMP

Still, an angry Trump responded to the footage by leaving the summit early and cancelling a planned press conference on Wednesday.

Laying into Trudeau, Trump also slammed Canada's contributions to the Nato war-chest, saying: "Honestly, with Trudeau, he's a nice guy.

"But I called him out on the fact he's not paying two per cent.

"And I guess he is not very happy about.

"He is not paying 2 per cent, he should be. They have money."

 Justin Trudeau was caught speaking about Trump during a gathering of world leaders
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Justin Trudeau was caught speaking about Trump during a gathering of world leaders

 

Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron and Boris Johnson are caught gossiping about Trump