While walking with the NATO leaders during his visit to the alliance’s headquarters Thursday, President Donald Trump pushed aside Dusko Markovic, the prime minister of Montenegro, as he moved to the front of a group of the leaders.
Trump is at the brand-new NATO headquarters in Brussels for a summit with world leaders. It’s his first NATO summit alongside the 27 other members of the military alliance.
He’s already had a couple of awkward encounters since arriving — including a forceful handshake with newly-elected French president Emmanuel Macron.
Here’s the whole encounter with Markovic:
Did Trump just shove another NATO leader to be in the front of the group? pic.twitter.com/bL1r2auELd
— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) May 25, 2017
Trump’s visit was highly anticipated after he repeatedly criticized the NATO military alliance as a candidate.
Moments later, in his first address as President to the NATO leaders, Trump, who frequently criticized NATO during the campaign, proceeded to lecture his fellow world leaders over how much they pay into the international body, even suggesting he was angry with the body’s decision to construct a new headquarters.