In the week leading up to the the G-7 Summit President Trump engaged in the most Trumpian sort of diplomacy: he very publicly attacked out closest allies. That came after months of threatening, and then imposing sanctions on America’s top trading partners, like Canada.
Trump arrived late to the G-7, after letting it be known he had no desire to show up at all. And before arriving he let it be known he would be leaving early.
While at the Summit in Quebec, Canada, Trump blasted the foreign leaders who were there with him as they jointly were supposed to come up with new solutions and possibilities for trade. Joint ideas and compromises on trade and joint ideas and compromises to strengthen the bonds between the world’s top industrialized nations.
After President Trump left, from Air Force One, he rage-tweeted an attack on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and announced the U.S. was revoking its agreement to accept the joint statement of the G-7 members.
After bashing Trudeau and the other attendees, President Trump’s top economic advisor actually took to CNN Sunday morning, claiming Prime Minister Trudeau “stabbed” America “in the back.”
“He was polarizing. He really kind of stabbed us in the back,” Kudlow, who literally at times was shaking with rage, said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“He did a great disservice to the whole G-7.”
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) June 10, 2018
President Trump “is not going to let a Canadian Prime Minister push him around – push him, POTUS, President Trump, around – on the eve of this” North Korean Summit, Kudlow announced.
“He is not going to permit any show of weakness on the trip to negotiate with North Korea –” Kudlow added.
CNN’s Jake Tapper interjected: “So this was about North Korea?”
“Of course it was,” Kudlow condescendingly insisted.
And that’s when things went from bad to worse.
Kim Jong-un “must not see American weakness,” Kudlow said, shaking his jowls in a very Nixonian fashion.
Then he claimed Trudeau was “pouring collateral damage on this whole Korean trip.”
Trudeau “went rogue” at the G7 summit and is “pouring collateral damage on this whole Korean trip,” says White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow #CNNSOTU https://t.co/Dr4hCnSUCY https://t.co/UxKFwy6tSh
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) June 10, 2018
Kudlow also insisted that Trudeau’s remarks were designed to make America look weak as Trump flies to Singapore for his meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.
What did Trudeau say to warrant Kudlow’s claims?
“Canadians, we’re polite, we’re reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around,” Trudeau said at the G7.
“The president will continue to say what he says,” he said of Trump. “I have made it clear to the president that [imposing retaliatory tariffs] is not something we relish doing, but it’s something that we absolutely will do.”
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Watch: White House Spokesperson Calls Puerto Rico ‘That Country’ in Lie-Filled Off-the-Rails Interview
The Trump administration’s gaslighting of America on Puerto Rico continues as White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley made a rare appearance on MSNBC and proceeded to tell so many lies that anchor Hallie Jackson was forced to stop him to say, “these are things that are not true.”
Among the things that are not true were Gidley not once but twice calling Puerto Rico “that country.”
As most people outside of the White House know, Puerto Rico is not a foreign country. It is a U.S. territory. Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens – but are deprived of the right to vote in federal elections.
But Gidely’s “slip of the tongue” – along with his other lies throughout the interview perfectly echo President Donald Trump’s recent remarks. Those remarks include Trump’s early Monday morning lie that “Puerto Rico got 91 Billion Dollars for the hurricane, more money than has ever been gotten for a hurricane before.”
Puerto Rico has not been given $91 billion. In fact, not even close – and far less than Texas and Florida did for the 2017 hurricanes.
Watch fast-talking Hogan Gidley lie on MSNBC – listen closely to catch it:
Discussing Trump lashing out at Puerto Ricans and complaining they’ve received too much money, White House spokesperson Hogan Gidley twice refers to Puerto Rico as “that country” pic.twitter.com/GbzhWOniYU
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) April 2, 2019
Gidley also likes to lie in print:
1. Democrats and the media literally accused Donald Trump of treason for two years – he shouldn’t be expected to drop it in two days.
2. Despite the two-year, $25 Million investigation that proved NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION, Democrats and the media are STILL accusing him of it.
— Hogan Gidley (@hogangidley45) March 29, 2019
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