Trump aide says Trudeau ‘stabbed us in the back’


Trump aide says Trudeau ‘stabbed us in the back’

France has warned that "fits of anger" can not not dictate global cooperation after US President Donald Trump abruptly rejected a previously agreed joint statement in the wake of a fractious Group of Seven (G7) summit in Canada.

"Then (Canadian Prime Minister) Justin (Trudeau) acts hurt when called out!"

The president said he was annoyed by Trudeau's comments about not letting Canada get pushed around. - "Let's be clear: These tariffs are totally unacceptable... The "national security" pretext is absurd, and frankly insulting to Canadians the closest and strongest ally the United States has had".

At a rare solo news conference before heading to Asia, Trump said he pressed for the G-7 countries to eliminate all tariffs, trade barriers and subsidies in their trading practices. Highly restrictive on Trade!

The U.S. does maintain some of the lowest tariffs in the world - if not the lowest - with an average levy of 2.8% on all goods, according to a ranking from the World Trade Organization.

The House of Commons unanimously supported a motion presented by New Democratic Pary (NDP) MP Tracey Ramsey, condemning the US actions given the "longstanding, mutually-beneficial trading relationship". Also, contrary to Trump's attacks, the United States maintained an $8.4 billion trade surplus with Canada previous year, mostly due to a large advantage in services. On Saturday, Trump warned that "if they retaliate, they're making a big mistake". By the time I finish trade talks, that will change.

Yet Buthe cautioned: "These kind of things can spiral out of control fairly quickly" as countries hammer each other with escalating retaliatory tariffs. "Massive trade deficits no longer!"

"Justin acts hurt when called out!" the USA president said in his latest Tweet.

On Sunday, after the summit, Trudeau held a press conference in which he spoke about American trade policies. "As Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but also we will not be pushed around", he said.

Perhaps some of the falling-out boils down to a misunderstanding of Canadian etiquette, said Bruce Heyman, the former USA ambassador to Canada - "especially for somebody who's coming from the world that [Trump] is coming from, and has been so blunt and so confrontational in his conversations and approaches". "Look forward to seeing them tomorrow". I'll tell you this to my friends in Canada that was one of the worst political miscalculations of a Canadian leader in modern Canadian history. "Not fair to our farmers!"

He made this comment at the end of the G7 summit during a news conference on Saturday.

"That's going to cost a lot of money for the people of Canada". We're like the piggybank that everybody is robbing.

At a news conference Tuesday after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Trump recounted his recent tough exchanges with Trudeau.

Kudlow's and Navarro's comments come on the heels of a tense G7 summit that left relations with US allies even more fractured than before. "After many decades, fair and reciprocal Trade will happen!"

Trudeau said at the news conference that while the G-7 meeting was "very successful", Canada could impose retaliatory tariffs on US products.

President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the G20 summit previous year. "Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!"

Kudlow, in a separate TV appearance, said Trudeau was "polarizing" and "really kind of stabbed us in the back". "He did a whole disservice to the whole G-7".

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro lit into Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday, saying there's a "special place in hell" for a world leader that double crosses U.S. President Donald Trump.