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Trump Claims That It Was the MEDIA that Mocked Him at NATO, Not the World Leaders

Donald Trump lashed out on Sunday at the media over its coverage of the recent NATO summit in Europe, claiming news outlets “mocked” him despite what he characterized as a fruitful trip overseas.

But if you remember correctly, it was other world leaders who mocked the big orange man.

“I got NATO countries to pay 530 Billion Dollars a year more, and the U.S. less, and came home to a Fake News Media that mocked me. Didn’t think that was possible!” the president tweeted Sunday.

Trump has repeatedly taken credit for increased NATO spending commitments after frequently accusing European allies of not paying their fair share relative to the U.S., but the organization’s European states have been steadily increasing their defense commitments since 2014, when Russia annexed the U.S. territory of Crimea, according to Foreign Policy.

The NATO summit made headlines after a clip surfaced of a group of other Western leaders, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron appearing to gossip about Trump.

Trump later called Trudeau “two-faced” when asked about the conversation.

Twitter called Trump out for blaming the media:

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