Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

MP Asks Theresa May An Awkward Question: 'Trudeau or Trump?'

MP Asks Theresa May An Awkward Question: 'Trudeau or Trump?'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel described his change of heart as "sobering and a little depressing".

It was followed by the shocking words of White House Trade Adviser, Peter Navarro, who said in an interview with Fox News, "There's a "special place in hell" for any foreign leader that engages in bad-faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door".

Trump went on to threaten further tariffs against Canada and accused Trudeau of making false statements.

- Dan O'Donoghue (@MrDanDonoghue) June 11, 2018The moment of levity comes amid increased trade tensions between the USA and Canada. He also justified the newly imposed tariffs on Mexico, Canada and the European Union citing national security concerns, which their oldest ally has evidently found to be "insulting".

Joining that view was Nicholas Burns, a former USA undersecretary of state under President George W. Bush, who called Canada "the best neighbor we could have".

Trump went on to say that the U.S. gets "unfairly clobbered" on trade despite "protecting Europe at great financial loss".

Blunt asked, quite bluntly: "Trudeau or Trump?"

Monday's symbolic House vote was held after Mr. Trump criticized Mr. Trudeau over the weekend for vowing to retaliate against tariffs recently imposed by the USA on Canadian steel and aluminum products.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May takes a question as she addresses the final news conference of the G7 summit in the Charlevoix city of La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, June 9, 2018. It is up to the diplomats now to ameliorate the relationship between the two trading partners.

Well, if the Western group of nations cannot get used to the mercurial character of President Trump, what can be expected from other world leaders. "The United States believes in the key role of energy transitions through the development of market-based clean energy technologies and the importance of technology collaboration and innovation to continue advancing economic growth and protect the environment as part of sustainable, resilient and clean energy systems".

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