Trump vs. Trudeau

You can’t take the New York City out of Donald Trump.


In the past, there have been politicians in New York, such as John Lindsay, Nelson Rockefeller, and Jacob Javits, who knew how to talk with people.


Not talk to them, but talk with them.


Trump is not one of them.


John Lindsay (1921-2000) started off in life as a Republican, but then he saw the light and became a Democrat.


He was a Member of Congress, mayor of New York City, and, briefly, a presidential candidate.


Donald Trump became a presidential candidate in 2015.


One of the most perceptive biographies of Trump is Michael D’Antonio's Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success.


There, you can find out why Trump has gotten away with all the bad stuff that he’s done — and there is surely a great deal of that.


And much more coming.


Trump is now in Singapore, but before that, without any ability to speak French, or any language other than Trumpian, he went to Québec, where he met with a number of very powerful world leaders.


After Trump split for Singapore, Canada’s rockstar Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, held a press conference. In the press conference, he explained why he was compelled to impose retaliatory tariffs on Trump.


Although Trump had said that he would sign an agreement with the other leaders of the G-7, when he heard, aboard Air Force One, what Trudeau had said, he lambasted Trudeau.


So did White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, who said today that there is a “special place in hell” for a world leader who has the temerity to disagree, even only mildly, with Donald Trump.


You can’t take the New York City out of Donald Trump.