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Trudeau’s turn in the doghouse

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Häagen-Dazs and honours for a ruthless dictator. A special place in hell and threats for a trusted, steady ally.

For Donald Trump, the world is his stage. Justin Trudeau has his role in this global theatre as does Kim Jong Un.

It appeared Tuesday morning that the U.S. president was flipping the world order, but it will almost inevitably flip back and eventually find its natural order.

While Trump flattered Kim after their historic summit and again fired away at Trudeau — this time threatening Canadians with financial pain because of a perceived slight from the prime minister — it is worth remembering that it was barely eight months ago that Trump was threatening Kim with "fire and fury like the world has never seen" and mocking him as "little Rocket Man.''

Studying recent Trump history, it's a pretty good bet that something will go wrong with Kim going forward and we will be hearing more threats, and it is a sure bet that Canada-U.S. relations will eventually right themselves despite the efforts of the U.S. president.

But for a day, it........

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