Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Finance | By Claude Patterson

Trump aide apologises for saying there's 'special place in hell' for Trudeau

Trump aide apologises for saying there's 'special place in hell' for Trudeau

Trudeau, at a press conference at the end of the summit, had announced that Canada's retaliatory tariffs against the US would go into effect July 1.

U.S. President Donald Trump says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's assertion that Canada "will not be pushed around" will end up costing Canadians "a lot of money".

Mr Navarro reportedly said on Tuesday his remarks were a mistake and his language was inappropriate.

He had said there was a "special place in hell" for Mr Trudeau for going against US President Donald Trump. Dems lack heir apparent this time MORE and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, asking: "Trudeau or Trump?"

The White House's chief economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, similarly told CNN on Sunday that Trudeau "really kind of stabbed us in the back".

The House of Commons passed a unanimous motion Monday backing Trudeau's stand against the USA and it castigated Trump for his attacks on the prime minister and Canada. "US$800 billion trade deficit", he tweeted on Monday.

Another thing buoying Trudeau has been the near-universal Canadian response to Trump's comments.

Mr. Trump's actions led to an extraordinary juxtaposition: an abrupt public feud and deterioration of ties between the USA and Canada at the same moment as warm words and a detente between the US and North Korea. He also said Canada "will not be pushed around". That was when Trudeau said Canada would take retaliatory steps in response to steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by Trump on Canada and other allies.

"Let me correct a mistake I made", he said at the conference.

"Canadians. stood shoulder-to-shoulder with American soldiers in far-off lands in conflicts from the First World War onward", Trudeau said Saturday at a press conference, The Washington Post reported.

"Obviously Stephen Harper could afford to give up dairy supply management because he had very few seats in Quebec and a budgetary surplus and it was in the context of a multilateral agreement with the TPP", Sands said.

President Trump responded with a tweet calling Trudeau "very dishonest and weak" and followed up by saying the USA would not endorse the G7 communique, a document signed by the seven leaders underlining their commitment to free and open trade.

Trump is targeting Canada's supply management system for dairy and poultry as unfair, even though the USA runs a $333 million trade surplus with Canada on dairy and a $1.9 billion trade surplus in agriculture and agi-food.

Canada has announced retaliatory tariffs on $16.6-billion worth of USA goods, from steel and aluminum to orange juice, pickles and bourbon.

Ambrose said the government needs to consider what more it's willing to put on the NAFTA table, keeping in mind that "what's at stake is just so much bigger than our pride".

In Canada Tuesday, commenting on the Trump-Kim summit, where the two leaders appeared very cordial and even smiling together, Trudeau said he supported Trump's efforts to reach a nuclear deal.

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