Larry Kudlow calls Justin Trudeau's verbal attacks 'amateurish,' a 'betrayal'

Larry Kudlow calls Justin Trudeau's verbal attacks 'amateurish,' a 'betrayal'

Larry Kudlow calls Justin Trudeau's verbal attacks 'amateurish,' a 'betrayal'

Trump accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of making "false statements", and said the U.S. is looking into automobile tariffs.

Kudlow says Trump won't let a Canadian prime minister push him around on the eve of his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

President Trump's chief economic adviser called comments made by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "polarizing" and said the Canadian leader "stabbed us in the back".

At his news conference, Trudeau said Canada would take retaliatory measures next month in response to Trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union.

On June 1, the U.S. imposed a 25 per cent tariff for steel and 10 per cent for aluminium on imports from the European Union (EU), Canada, and Mexico.

The Group of Seven nations that make up the G7 are Canada, France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and Italy.

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland responded to the White House assault by saying ad hominem attacks were not helpful, that Canada would retaliate to U.S. tariffs in a measured and reciprocal way and that Canada would always be willing to talk.

The Illinois Democrat acknowledged that Trudeau's tough talk with Trump may play well domestically, but said it would have longer-term negative implications.

On Sunday morning, two Trump economic advisers, Larry Kudlow and Peter Navarro, ratcheted up the bizarro rhetoric.

The White House has escalated its trade tirade by levelling more withering and unprecedented criticism against Canada's prime minister, branding Justin Trudeau a back-stabber unworthy of President Donald Trump's time.

"They are simply not playing fair - dishonest, weak", Navarro said, echoing some of the same words Trump used in his tweets.

Navarro added that the joint G-7 communique, a statement of shared beliefs that usually accompanies the close of the meeting, was a "socialist document". Canadians, he said, "will not be pushed around".

"Kim must not see American weakness", he told CNN.

During the summit, Trump said USA allies treat America "like a piggy bank" and vowed to keep in place the new tariffs.

"He held a press conference and he said the U.S.is insulting".

The Canadian prime minister's office responded to Trump's tweets accusing Trudeau of "false statements" on Saturday, saying that the Prime Minister said nothing during the G7 summit that he had not said previously.

Krishnamoorthi, who represents Illinois' 8th District, said Trudeau's comments will only hurt the long-term relationship between the United States and Canada.

Trump left the other nations at the G7 aghast after he pulled out of a joint communique following the meeting by tweet, threatening a further escalation in what many economists fear could be the start of a damaging trade war.

"We're like the piggy bank that everybody's robbing, and that ends", Trump said in a press conference Saturday, prior to his decision to withdraw from the communique.

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