Fox guest host lashes out at Justin Trudeau for "trying to out-alpha President Trump"

Fox guest host lashes out at Justin Trudeau for "trying to out-alpha President Trump" 

Morgan Ortagus: "There are 16 Republicans that tried to do that. He's the alpha dog, Trudeau should stop trying."

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From the June 12 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered:

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HARRIS FAULKNER (CO-HOST): Can I ask a really basic question? And I know we talk a lot about the lack or the loss of civility in politics in general. But what makes a leader from another country think that he can come out against a communique in a news conference and go after the president like that? Is there something unsaid that's happened that I missed?

REP. LEE ZELDIN (R-NY): I think that is maybe what upset President Trump the most, was that --

FAULKNER: He could have called him on the phone. There are a lot of ways he could have handled his business. 

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JESSICA TARLOV (CO-HOST): [Canadian Prime Minister] Justin Trudeau is now on record saying exactly that, that this is what he had communicated to the president a number of times, and that he didn't feel like he was torching him --

FAULKNER: But why go along with the communique then? Why do one dance in the room and then dance a jig out there by the microphones?

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FAULKNER: Here's a real number. Canada depends 20 percent of its GDP on things it exports for us to buy. We depend 1 percent in the reverse. We have the leverage. So, again, did I miss something when you wouldn't have shown some respect and picked up the phone?

MORGAN ORTAGUS (GUEST CO-HOST): I was just going to say, I think Justin Trudeau just learned a very tough lesson about trying to out-alpha President Trump. There are 16 Republicans that tried to do that. He's the alpha dog. Trudeau should stop trying. 

Related:

RealClearPolitics: Trudeau to Trump: Canadians will not be pushed around

Previously:

Fox's Sebastian Gorka accuses Canadian prime minister of "really childish and unprofessional behavior" after G7 summit

CNN's Stephen Moore: "The United States is the alpha male in the world economy today"

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