Thursday, 21 June, 2018

White House Economic Adviser: Canada's Trudeau 'Stabbed Us In The Back'

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Preston Stone | 11 June, 2018, 21:39

Mr. Trump is also slated to visit London next month for a meeting with Ms.

Trump, who is in Singapore for meetings with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, tweeted that "Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal" and suggested that Canada is "bragging" in an unspecified release about benefiting from U.S. trade.

To some, it called to mind Hugh Grant's impassioned defense of Britain in the film as he stood up to a bullying US president played by Billy Bob Thornton.

Trudeau told reporters that Canada would move forward on July 1 with retaliatory tariffs to answer for Trump's tariffs on aluminum and steel that were "unjustly applied to us".

Trump had earlier lashed out at Canadian leader Justin Trudeau for what he said were "false statements" at a news conference and said the United States would not endorse the G7 communique.

From Singapore, where he is set to hold a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, he unleashed a volley of angry tweets targeting the European Union, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and NATO allies, including Germany.

A Trudeau spokesman, Cameron Ahmad, said Saturday night that Trudeau "said nothing he hasn't said before - both in public and in private conversations" with Trump.

Clearly, Mr. Trump saw things differently. Can't do it in person. "He's a pathetic little man-child".

But Trump, who announced USA plans to withdraw from the Paris agreement in June 2017, backed out of the communique which reiterates the agreements reached by all parties at the summit's conclusion.

During a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's eyebrow seems to have slid down his face.

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When asked if the president shares his views, Navarro said that the sentiment came from "Air Force One". He had other things, bigger things, on his plate in Singapore.

"He did him a favor", Navarro said.

But that sense of solidarity extends further than Trudeau's approach this weekend, said Watt and other Canadian political insiders from across the ideological spectrum. Trudeau stuck our president in the back.

The situation only got messier from there, particularly in the leadup to, during and right after the G7 leaders' summit.

A satirical Twitter handle titled "Trudeau's eyebrows" was created on 9 June to poke fun at the prime minister and his "fake" eyebrows. I've worked with him in good faith getting through a good communique on Friday and Saturday.

"In general, it was an attack on the president", he claimed.

The Americans' criticism of Trudeau left a former Canadian prime minister, Stephen Harper, stumped. "All Canadians stand united against these inflammatory attacks on our government officials", he said. We will stand by them and anyone who would depart from them, once their back was turned, shows their incoherence and inconsistency. You ever hear that one?

The annual G7 summit appeared to have weathered tensions over Trump's threats of a trade war on Saturday - until the USA president pulled out of a joint statement while citing "false statements" by Trudeau. "So at this summit, we expressed deep disappointment at the unjustified decision of the United States to apply tariffs to steel and aluminum imports". Canada and Mexico are also taking action in retaliation.

He also said relationships with his G7 partners were a "10" before he left.

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