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US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump tweeted his decision to not endorse the commitment with fellow G7 nations, just hours after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that all seven countries had signed the agreement, despite trade tensions.

The president went on to criticize Trudeau claiming that the prime minister "acted so meek and mild during [the G7] meetings." Trump blamed the reversal on a news conference the Canadian leader gave following Trump's departure saying, "US Tariffs were kind of insulting," calling the PM "Very dishonest & weak... Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!"

The intrigue: That last line could perk up ears at the World Trade Organization, as the White House had been saying that the U.S. tariffs are based on national security concerns. It was already a controversial justification, and Trump's tit-for-tat tweet creates new ammo for critics.

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Rahm Emanuel floated for Transportation secretary

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President-elect Biden is strongly considering Rahm Emanuel to run the Department of Transportation, weighing the former Chicago mayor’s experience on infrastructure spending against concerns from progressives over his policing record.

Why it matters: The DOT could effectively become the new Commerce Department, as infrastructure spending, smart cities construction and the rollout of drone-delivery programs take on increasing economic weight.

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Biden turns to experienced hands for White House economic team

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Joe Biden plans to announce Cecilia Rouse and Brian Deese as part of his economic team and Neera Tanden to head the Office of Management and Budget, sources tell Axios.

Why it matters: These are experienced hands. Unveiling a diverse group of advisers also may draw attention away from a selection of Deese to run the National Economic Council. Some progressives have criticized his work at BlackRock, the world's largest asset management firm.

Biden taps former Obama communications director for press secretary

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Jen Psaki, who previously served as Obama's communications director, will serve as President-elect Joe Biden's press secretary, the transition team announced Sunday.

The big picture: All of the top aides in Biden's communication staff will be women, per the Washington Post, which first reported Psaki's appointment.