Trump Goes After Trudeau at G7

President Trump tweeted an angry critique of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Saturday evening, pairing the attack with an announcement that the United States would no longer be a signatory to the communique signed by the six other world leaders at the weekend's G7 summit in Canada. Trudeau "acted so meek and mild" in person, Trump alleged, only to express disagreement with U.S. trade policies after the president left. A response from Trudeau's office said his post-summit comments were no different from his statements in meetings with Trump. The communique pledged participants to oppose protectionism.

DIscussion Questions:

  • How would describe Trump's rhetoric?
  • Do you believe Trump was fair in his assessment? Why or why not?
  • How do you see future American-Canadian relations based on this? Why?