This summer, there will be no vacation from Trump talk

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MONTREAL — I don’t speak French, but I am fluent in the international language of heated conversations.

As I recently sat at Bar Alexandraplatz in the Mile-Ex neighborhood of Montreal, nursing a ginger lime sake, I heard the fiery — yet restrained and polite — conversations, and they were all about Donald Trump and the contentious G7 summit that ended with the president attacking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada. From what I could pick up, the couple next to me wanted to support Trudeau by canceling a weekend hiking trip to Maine.

I kept my head down and wished I could find a corner of the world where Trump did not dominate the conversation.