Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister Costa take part in a media availability in Centre Block. May 3, 2018. /// Le premier ministre Trudeau et le premier ministre Costa participent à un point de presse dans l’édifice du Centre. 3 mai 2018.

 

by Brian Lilley

June 6, 2018

I can’t underscore this enough, leaking an embarrassing story about the president that you are negotiating a trade deal with is stupid. Especially a president often described as having a thin skin when it comes to his public image.

But leaking that embarrassing story to the reporter and network he hates the most is without a doubt the dumbest thing I have seen this, or any government, do.

Canada is trying to deal with tariffs brought about by the Trump administration. We are about to host Trump as part of the G7. Why on earth would Trudeau’s team leak details of a phone call to CNN’s Jim Acosta.

Yet that is clearly what happened.

CNN is reporting that in a tense phone call on May 25th, Trump invoked the War of 1812 and the burning of the White House as a reason to consider Canada a national security threat. I’m posting a screen shot in case the story is suddenly changed.

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