Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Trudeau 'stabbed us in back' on trade, says Trump chief economic adviser

Trudeau 'stabbed us in back' on trade, says Trump chief economic adviser

Canada's House of Commons on Monday unanimously condemned the personal attacks on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by U.S. President Donald Trump and his surrogates as the famously polite nation simmered over the weekend broadsides by its U.S. ally.

They made their online presence known with a tweet that says, 'Just so you know, yes it's true.

He told Fox News Mr. Trump "did the courtesy to Justin Trudeau to travel up to Quebec for that summit".

"Let's be serious and worthy of our people". The Americans' criticism of Trudeau left a former Canadian PM, Stephen Harper, stumped. Mulroney began working with Trudeau a year ago.

But, despite the summit ending in acrimony, Mrs May stressed the United Kingdom remains committed to working together with other nations on global challenges such as free trade.

The US President is also making threats against Canada's dairy producers and automakers.

On Sunday's CNN's "State of the Union", Kudlow called Trudeau's criticism of us tariffs "non-factual", adding that Canada had "enormous tariffs" on USA imports.

Trump has infuriated the European Union, Canada and Mexico by imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

"Now, these are things that the prime minister said before, basically, but he didn't say them before (or) after a successful G7 communique, where President Trump and the others all worked in good faith to put a statement together, which, by the way, nearly nobody expected to happen". Pre-summit reports from the White House suggested that the president even considered skipping the summit altogether.

US President Donald Trump was accused of "destroying trust" between world leaders in matter of "seconds" after he backed out of the G7 agreement via two angry tweets.

In response, Trump lashed out on Twitter after the summit, tweeting: "Based on Justin's false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!"

One creative Twitter user created the account "Trudeau's Eyebrows", stating in the account bio that the prime minister is an "advocate for fake eye brows everywhere".

The prime minister said although retaliation "is not something I relish doing", he would not hesitate to do so because "I will always protect Canadian workers and Canadian interests".

So do the region's Democratic lawmakers, who were aghast at the Trump administration's diplomatic approach.

Trump followed up on Sunday with tweets calling free trade with Canada "fools trade" and said Trudeau "acts hurt when called out".

"He really kind of stabbed us in the back", he said.

"I would rather see Russian Federation in the G-8, as opposed to the G-7. This I've never seen before, nor has anyone else", Mulroney said.

He said he didn't blame the other world leaders, saying their countries struck good deals at America's expense, and said he blamed previous USA presidents.

Freeland told reporters Sunday that Canada's position negotiating NAFTA is unchanged.

"Canada does not conduct its diplomacy through ad hominem attacks".

The White House has made a hero of our man in office. In the prime minister's absence the House unanimously adopted a motion to stand against USA tariffs and tirades.

"I'm very confident that relationships between our countries, the United States and those G-7 countries, will continue to move forward on a strong basis", Mr. Pompeo told reporters, speaking in advance of Mr. Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

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