Over the weekend, there was a lot of jawboning and hand-wringing over President Trump’s contentious meeting with other G7 leaders -- frankly, more than it warranted. Despite all the posturing and bloviating about how outraged they are that Trump is putting America’s interests first for a change, these other nations aren’t going to stop trading with the US. They're not going to stop buying our innovative products or taking our money. In the meantime, here are a few basic truths to bear in mind when you're being bombarded with hysterical media coverage:
1. Despite all their utopian talk about globalism and multi-nationalism, all those leaders are there to represent their own interests, too.
2. Becoming huffy and indignant when you’re accused of something (like levying heavy tariffs on American goods) is not a refutation nor even a denial.
3. Nobody in his right mind should take lessons in how to run a nation from Angela Merkel.
4. Don’t try to put any fake news over on my daughter.