The US President Donald Trump's joint press conference with the Finnish President Sauli Niinisto on October 02 started with a remark by President Niinsto that was reportedly interpreted as throwing shade on the US President's direction after which President Trump 17-minutes long monologue to reporters while the President Niinisto sat quietly. President Trump also berated a reporter and called him “rude” when the journalist asked him to answer one of his question “What do you want President Zelensky to do about Vice President Biden and his son, Hunter?”. During the whole conference, the Finland President appeared to wait calmly as the US President discussed Democrats and the “corrupt” media.
At one point President Niinisto can also be seen laughing at what the netizens have termed as “Trump Meltdown”. One of the netizens tweeted “Nobody looked more ready to leave DC today than the President of Finland during the Trump meltdown”. Another twitter user also tweeted asking if anyone has ever seen President Trump have such an utter meltdown. While further adding that the whole conference was “pathetically hilarious and at the same time an embarrassment for the country”.
President Trump welcomed President Sauli Niinistö of Finland to the White House to celebrate and enhance the longstanding and valuable cooperation between the two nations. The United States and Finland cooperate on regional and global security, countering hybrid threats, counterterrorism, and promoting free and fair trade. The United States and Finland share significant cultural and educational ties as well. The United States also values Finland’s leadership and efforts to maintain stability in the Baltic Sea, High North, and Arctic regions. According to the reports Finland’s Foreign Direct Investment stock in the United States currently stands at more than $10 billion and Finnish-owned companies employ more than 20,000 people in the United States.