Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic made the mistake of getting between President Donald Trump and a camera at Trump’s first joint meeting with NATO leaders in Brussels. TV journalists – and a British novelist – were morbidly fascinated about Trump throwing his weight around and that sharp-elbowed diplomacy abounded. And a good time was had by all.
In the video, which tore across TV for a good chunk of Thursday, Markovic seemed taken aback but then realized it was Trump and appeared to adjust expectations accordingly.
Harry Potter writer J.K. Rowling was not amused:
CNBC seemed to think Trump’s behavior might be subject to interpretation and went with a super-safe question-as-headline:
ABC News also seemed to hedge, saying Trump “appears” to push the PM:
CNN, however, dared to take a stronger stand:
And NBC News noted it wasn’t even the most awkward Trump moment at the NATO summit: