President Trump was an embarrassment at the G-7 meeting in Canada.

The G-7 Meeting Was Bad, but How About What Came After?

The G-7 Meeting Was Bad, but How About What Came After?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
June 11 2018 10:44 PM

G-7 Hangover

Team Trump’s damage control is as embarrassing as the presidential antics that occasioned it.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Donald Trump, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wave during the G-7 summit on Friday in La Malbaie, Canada.

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In the Spiel, the White House’s handling of the G-7 fallout was clueless, thin-skinned, and petty. In other words: peak Trumpism.

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