That was President Trump, speaking to reporters Saturday at a news conference at the G7 summit in Quebec. He was speaking shortly before leaving the summit early, avoiding a meeting with other world leaders about climate change. Trump was isolated throughout the 2-day summit, a position captured in a now-viral photo of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, flanked by other world leaders, standing over Trump, who stares back at her with national security adviser John Bolton by his side. After Trump departed the G7 summit early, he attacked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a series of tweets in which he called Trudeau “meek and mild” and “dishonest and weak.” On Sunday, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro further attacked Trudeau over his resistance to U.S. tariffs. This is Navarro speaking to Chris Wallace on Fox News.
Peter Navarro: “Chris, there’s a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad-faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door. And that’s what 'bad-faith Justin Trudeau' did with that stunt press conference. That’s what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did. And that comes right from Air Force One. And I’ll tell you this: To my friends in Canada, that was one of the worst political miscalculations of a Canadian leader in modern Canadian history.”