Trump Bashed Trudeau to Impress North Korea, Kudlow Suggests

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Sunday appeared to inadvertently attribute President Trump’s outrage at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to his desire to impress North Korea. Speaking on CNN’s State of the Union, Kudlow bashed the “double crossing” Trudeau for what he described as a “betrayal” and “great disservice to the whole G7.” Asked what exactly Trudeau had done to earn the wrath of Trump and the White House—apart from criticizing U.S. tariffs at the G7—Kudlow said Trudeau had caused “collateral damage” for the Korea summit with his criticism. “Kim must not see American weakness. … The president of the United States is not gonna let a Canadian prime minister push him around, push him, POTUS, around, President Trump, on the eve of this—he is not going to permit any show of weakness on a trip to negotiate with North Korea,” he said. Kudlow went on to say G7 leaders should have wished Trump luck in negotiating with North Korea's “crazy nuclear tyrant.”