Canada's PM is back-stabber unworthy of Trump's time, trade adviser says

Canada's PM is back-stabber unworthy of Trump's time, trade adviser says

Canada's PM is back-stabber unworthy of Trump's time, trade adviser says

And I see the television and he's giving a news conference about how he will not be pushed around by the United States and I say push him around? "We just shook hands!" It was very friendly. "I think the G7 summit for him was a distraction". I really did, other than he had a news conference, that he had because he assumed I was in an airplane and I wasn't watching.

"There's a lot of concern being expressed about where this might go", Easter said as he entered the House of Commons. "(Trudeau) learned. You can't do that. "You can't do that".

Navarro slammed Trudeau's comment as "one of the worst political miscalculations by a Canadian leader in modern Canadian history".

Mr Trump's advisers said the U.S. president believed he had been stabbed in the back by Mr Trudeau over USA tariffs.

The insults were supposedly a response to the post-G7 news conference in which Trudeau repeated his diplomatic criticism of Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs and said he would stand up for Canadians.

Trump took to Twitter aboard Air Force 1 on Saturday to call Trudeau "dishonest" and "weak" after seeing Trudeau's G7 news conference, when the prime minister said he had pushed back against the Trump administration's hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum.

The president also withdrew US support for a G-7 communique.

Larry Kudlow, Trump's top economic adviser, echoed Navarro in a CNN interview also on June 10, saying that Trudeau's comments amounted to a "betrayal".

Although he insisted he had a good relationship with Mr Justin Trudeau, just days after leaving in disarray a G-7 summit the Canadian prime minister had hosted, Mr Trump took another dig at him, saying the USA had a big trade deficit with Canada and that "a little balance" was needed.

"We can no longer sit back and allow our allies to take advantage of us", he said. It's either 17 but could actually be 100 billion. "You put the president in a position where he's going off to this very tough negotiation, he does have to do a turn and burn or else he looks weak as he heads into this other event". "We would hope that the USA would similarly honour the commitments that they have made". Perhaps they were trying to show the power they have. We protect Europe (which is good) at great financial loss, and then get unfairly clobbered on Trade.

In a matter of hours and series of texts, the US has rushed into a diplomatic crisis with its closest allies, adding anxiety to an already tense global economy.

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

Mocked for cultural gaffes on a recent trip to India, and slammed by others for his efforts in renegotiating the North America Free Trade Agreement at Trump's behest, Trudeau has also been attacked by the left-wing for his decision to nationalize an oil pipeline that had bogged down in protest and controversy.

MPs of all political stripes unanimously adopted a motion to that effect proposed by New Democrat MP Tracey Ramsey even as Trump continued to rail against what he described as unfair trade policies of Canada and other traditional USA allies.

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