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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Canada's prime minister, Justin Trudeau, at the G7 meeting. Trump also joked that 'Justin has agreed to cut all tariffs and all trade barriers between Canada and the United States.'

For weeks, I have read about President Donald J. Trump hammering our allies on the tariffs he imposed. Prior to the G7 meeting, he was especially vocal about Canada and the tariff situation between the two countries. Yet after all the brouhaha by President Trump, he goes totally nuclear on Justin Trudeau because of the Canadian prime minister’s statements (“Trump reversed on G7 to look strong,” June 11). It’s almost like he is saying, “I can say whatever I want, but you can’t.” Actually, that’s exactly what he is saying.

The article mentions that President Trump’s chief economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, stated in a CNN interview that Mr. Trump was “not gonna let a Canadian prime minister push him around.” I watched the interview on CNN with Jake Tapper and Mr. Tapper hit the nail on the head when he stated, “This was all about North Korea” and Mr. Kudlow replied, “of course it was, in large part as [North Korea Kim Jong Un] must not see American weakness.”

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Peter Navarro, another Trump top adviser, makes the following outlandish statement: “There is a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad-faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump.” What are these guys smoking? Mr. Trump is the king of bad-faith diplomacy! Then, for some reason, it finally hit me as I was reading this story this morning: Mr.Trump and his administration were setting Prime Minister Trudeau up as the fall guy for a possible failure in the North Korea talks!

They can say Mr. Trudeau caused the North Koreans to see weakness in President Trump and the whole summit went to pot! No, people, if Mr. Trump fails, it will be because of his super egotistical attitude and total lack of understanding of the North Koreans and nuclear diplomacy. But in the true nature of “Trumpism,” always set somebody up to take the blame for your own failure!

Stas Chrzanowski, Baltimore

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