The Gist

G-7 Hangover

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

Angela Merkel, Donald Trump, and Justin Trudeau
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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