Canada Responds After White House Says Trudeau 'Stabbed Us In The Back'

Frederick Owens
June 13, 2018

Kudlow suggested Trump saw Trudeau as trying to weaken his hand before that meeting, saying the president won't "let a Canadian prime minister push him around".

"I have made it very clear to the President that it is not something we relish doing, but it something that we absolutely will do", Trudeau said.

This was in response to Trump's own tweets calling Trudeau "dishonest and week" and proclaiming that the United States will not be signing the G-7 communique due to Trudeau's "false statements" and tariffs imposed on the United States. "Not fair to the PEOPLE of America!" he tweeted. Some of Trump's aides also lashed out at the Canadian prime minister. While sending their product into our country tax free.

Chief trade adviser Peter Navarro said there's "a special place in hell" for Trudeau and anyone else who negotiates in "bad faith" with Trump.

"We've had American tariffs that have been put in overnight, Mr. Speaker".

"I've never seen language like this, least of all from subordinates of the president directed at the prime minister of their greatest friend and ally", Mulroney said.

Also, contrary to Trump's attacks, the USA maintained an $8.4 billion trade surplus with Canada previous year, mostly due to a large advantage in services.

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"We should review that in the context of a president who's clearly abusing the national security category as a justification for imposing tariffs", Welch said.

As well, she said the government should accelerate work on its Plan B in the event that Trump blows up NAFTA or follows through on threats to impose tariffs on autos and auto parts - a move Ambrose said would be devastating to Canada's economy.

Gov. Phil Scott, who has consistently been a vocal advocate for maintaining the North American Free Trade Agreement - an arrangement Trump has threatened to abolish - said last week his administration has remained concerned about economic ties across the northern border.

Trump's actions are being called ludicrous and absurd - but then again, coming from a man whose only experience before entering politics was as a businessman (with highly questionable dealings and tactics) and a reality TV show host, might not be all that surprising.

Trump arrived in Singapore on Sunday in preparation for his meeting with Kim after cutting short his trip to Quebec for the G7 summit, where he met the leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the EU. "We're the closest partners in the world and you don't want to see a dispute over one particular issue poison everything". "We will act too", Merkel said.

Describing the U.S. tariffs on European steel and aluminium as "unjustified", she left no doubt that EU nations would impose counter-measures on U.S. goods in response but cautioned against tit-for-tat retaliation which might lead to a trade war.

Navarro appeared on "Fox News Sunday", and Kudlow was on CNN's "State of the Union" and CBS' "Face the Nation" and Harper spoke on Fox's "Sunday Morning Futures".

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