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Democratic lawmaker levels Trump’s G7 ‘Trudeau temper tantrum’ with some simple facts about tariffs

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Appearing on MSNBC on Sunday morning, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) smacked President Donald Trump across the snout for his meltdown following the G7 summit, which saw the president pitch a fit about Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — before pulling out of a group statement that he had previously agreed to.

Speaking with host Alex Witt, Lieu was asked about the Trump administration’s newly-launched trade war with longtime ally Canada.

“The president accused Mr. Trudeau making false statements, reversed course on endorsing the G7 statement, and then threatened new tariffs on imported cars,” host Witt relayed. “I want you to react to what Peter Navarro and Larry Kudlow said. First, Navarro, saying ‘Justin Trudeau has a special place in hell reserved for him for attempting to diplomatically hoodwink this President, Donald J. Trump.’ I have rarely heard such harsh back and forth between senior advisers, representatives of administrations, to another country’s leader.”

“It does not help the American worker when the president throws a temper tantrum at one of our closest allies,” Lieu replied. “It’s particularly odd to go after Canada for three reasons. Number one, the U.S. has an $8.4 billion trade surplus with Canada. Number two: Canada has lower average tariffs than the United States. And number three, American steel companies and steelworkers oppose these tariffs on Canadian steel, so the very industry that the Trump administration is trying to help opposes these tariffs. None of this makes any sense.”

“Is there any part of this that is justifiable?” Witt pressed. “The president himself keeps reiterating it’s about farmers — specifically dairy farmers. Is that at least where there is legitimate concern for trade imbalance between the two countries?”

“That’s actually not the reason that the United States, according to the Trump administration, imposed the steel tariffs on Canada,” he replied. “And if I were a steelworker, I’d be quite offended that Donald Trump is trying to use the steel industry and steelworkers to somehow affect dairy. That’s not how this should be done. At the end of the day, a trade war doesn’t help anyone and it’s going to ultimately hurt middle-class families across America.”

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Donald Trump: ‘My life has always been a fight’

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The full interview with President Donald Trump finally aired on ABC Sunday, revealing the shocking way that he views his life.

Trump lamented that he's had such a hard life, as the son of multi-millionaires who paid to get him out of trouble multiple times.

"You're a fighter. You, you, it feels like you're in a constant kind of churn--" host George Stephanopoulos began.

"Yeah, uh, my life has always been a fight," Trump said. "And I enjoy that I guess, I don't know if I enjoy it or not, I guess -- sometimes I have false fights like the Russian witch hunt. That's a false fight. That's a made-up, uh, hoax. And I had to fight that."

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The right-wing scored more in years of Trump than eight years of George W. Bush: report

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President George W. Bush oversaw eight years that restricted rights, banned LGBTQ equality, appointed anti-choice judges and so much more. But under Donald Trump's presidency, social conservatives have managed to roll back any progress made by President Barack Obama's leadership.

A new Axios report listed out any anti-LGBTQ, anti-women and anti-poor policies.

“He campaigned saying that he would be a good friend to LGBT people,” James Esseks, director of the ACLU’s LGBT and HIV Project, told VOX. "Actions speak far louder than words. And what he's done has been a wreck."

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Pete Buttigieg says ‘statistically’ we’ve already had a gay president — meet President James Buchanan

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In an interview with Axios, Mayor Pete Buttigieg said that "statistically" it makes sense that out of the 45 presidents in American history, one of them was LGBT. Statistics aside, the reality is that former President James Buchanan has prompted historians to question.

The moment came when the Axios HBO show questioned what the young mayor would do when he's attacked for being "too gay."

"Republicans claimed that John Kerry was a traitor in Vietnam. That Barack Obama was a Muslim. If you were to win the nomination, they'll say you're too young, too liberal, too gay to be commander-in-chief. You are young. You are a liberal. You are gay. How will you respond?" asked Mike Allen.

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