Even Trump's staunch defenders admit his comments about Trudeau are wrong.
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) was asked to weigh in on the Trump administration's disgusting attack on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and was put in the surreal position of commenting on Trudeau's prospects in the afterlife.
Over the weekend, Trump attacked Trudeau by calling him "weak" and "dishonest," and refusing to sign a G-7 communique he had already agreed to. Then on Sunday morning, Trump senior adviser Peter Navarro said there was "a special place in Hell" for Trudeau, saying the remarks came "straight from Air Force One."
On Monday morning's edition of CNN's "New Day," co-host Alisyn Camerota asked Cassidy if he agreed with the White House that "there is a special place in Hell" for Justin Trudeau.
"I'd rather think we all live under grace, and he'll go to heaven along with many others," Cassidy replied.
But the only "offense" that earned Trudeau a special place in Trump Hell was responding to a question at a press conference and reiterating positions he had taken publicly in the past.
Cassidy spent the rest of the interview defending Trump, after conceding, "How Trump and his team choose their rhetoric is not how I would choose my rhetoric." Cassidy also downplayed the Trump administration's all-out assault on our Canadian allies to having a fight with your spouse.
Meanwhile, Trump's performance at the G-7 has earned him mockery and rebuke from leaders around the world, and shown him to be thin-skinned as he heads into the high-stakes nuclear summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
But even though Trump's own defenders can't stand behind his embarrassing behavior, they continue to enable him. This week's summit is another reminder that the stakes are entirely too high to allow that to continue.
Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.