President Trump's trade adviser Peter Navarro branded Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's denouncement of U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs after the G7 summit as "one of the worst political miscalculations of a Canadian leader in modern Canadian history" on "Fox News Sunday" this morning, adding that he believes "there's a special place in hell" for leaders like Trudeau.

Our thought bubble from Axios' Jonathan Swan: The language is like nothing we’ve seen in recent memory from a White House official to a Canadian leader. And, as Navarro made clear in his interview, he was taking his marching orders straight from the big guy on Air Force One.

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The hazy line between politics and influence campaigns

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The recent firestorm over the New York Post’s publication of stories relying on data from a hard drive allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden shows the increasingly hazy line between domestic political “dirty tricks” and a foreign-sponsored disinformation operation.

Why it matters: This haziness could give determined actors cover to conduct influence operations aimed at undermining U.S. democracy through channels that just look like old-fashioned hard-nosed politics.

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"I stood up for that": Pope Francis voices support for same-sex civil unions

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Pope Francis voiced his support for same-sex civil unions for the first time as pope in the documentary “Francesco,” which premiered Wednesday at the Rome Film Festival, per the Catholic News Agency.

Why it matters: The pope’s remarks represent a break from the position of the Roman Catholic Church, which has long taught that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered" and contrary to natural law.