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Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Navarro apologizes for harsh comment about Canada PM

Navarro apologizes for harsh comment about Canada PM

"My job was to send a signal of strength", he said.

"That's unconscionable", Heyman said."Anybody who represents the United States of America from the White House using that kind of language with any world leader of any type, I think is uncalled for".

Trump was flying to Singapore for his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the time.

"It'll hurt the U.S.as much as it'll hurt Canada", said Dias, who pointed out that the majority of parts in Canadian-built vehicles come from the U.S.

Trump met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the G7 Summit on Saturday, where he called Trudeau "very dishonest and weak", and refused to sign a joint statement following negotiations.

Rounds said he believed there would have to have been a significant "violation of trust" between G7 leaders for Trump to have responded in such a hostile manner. "And that comes right from Air Force One". And I say, push him around?

The U.S.is not seeking dismantlement of supply management, just greater access and the end of a Canadian system of pricing milk protein ingredients that is undercutting global prices, said Tom Vilsack, chief executive of the U.S. Dairy Export Council and a former U.S. Agriculture Secretary.

"We finished the [G7] meeting and really everybody was happy".

"It's very unfair to our farmers, and it's very unfair to the people of our country", he said.

"On the steel tariffs I have a couple of fairly substantial operations in my own riding that are very anxious (about the US penalties). And it won't even be tough".

Smith further said Trump's latest attitude towards Trudeau isn't a new thing and he has "been kicking allies in the teeth his whole presidency".

The evidence is conclusive that the US loses hugely if the president launches a trade war and wins big if he chooses instead to wage trade peace.

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".

Kudlow mentioned there was a possibility NAFTA could be divided into separate bilateral agreements with Canada and Mexico, but also said a new deal might not be possible at all.

These tactics include the imposition of "Section 232" tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum exports to the United States, ostensibly on national security grounds, and the launch of a similar investigation on autos.

"If your objective is to have the American companies as well as the Japanese set up on the USA side of the border, you're asking private companies to absorb billions of dollars of costs", Volpe said, adding that it would make the North American industry less competitive against rising Chinese players. "The wounds will heal, but the questions [is] how does the relationship get impacted?"

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