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

President Trump: Trudeau's criticism will cost Canada 'a lot of money'

President Trump: Trudeau's criticism will cost Canada 'a lot of money'

US President Donald Trump fired off a volley of tweets yesterday venting anger on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, the European Union (EU) and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the wake of a divisive Group of Seven (G-7) meeting over the weekend. He continued to bash the Canadian leader Tuesday during an interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos.

In view of threatened United States tariffs on vehicle imports, which would particularly affect Germany, Grenell said that he was a "big auto fan" and knew how important the industry was. Trump made the comments in a news conference in Singapore on Tuesday, after his summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un wrapped up. "Kim must not see American weakness". But more importantly, he should apologize to the Canadian public. The Australian and New Zealand dollars also declined amid risk-averse price action. And I say, push him around?

Navarro said Sunday that his sentiment came "right from Air Force One".

Trudeau later said he reiterated to Trump that tariffs will harm industries and workers on both sides of the U.S.

Trump first agreed to sign a joint economic pledge, then pulled out after taking off in Air Force One, calling the Canadian Prime Minister "very dishonest and weak" after Trudeau vowed to retaliate against USA tariffs on steel and aluminum.

All of the comments came after Trump unleashed a Twitter tirade against Trudeau following the G7 on Saturday, in which the president called the prime minister "dishonest and weak".

A day before, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow also lashed out at Trudeau.

Many saw a distillation of a crisis of the West in the photograph, and a revival of the debate launched by U.S. and British media after Trump's 2016 election whether Merkel was the new "leader of the free world".

Mulroney's role as a former prime minister advising an opposing party is unique to him throughout Canada's history and is indicative of the alignment between the two main federal parties over the trade file. "It's a betrayal. He's double-crossing", he said Sunday.

"There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with Donald J. Trump", said Peter Navarro, a top Trump trade advisor.

Murphy retweeted a comment by European Council President Donald Tusk who appeared to mock Navarro by stating: "There is a special place in heaven for (Trudeau)".

Trump revoked his administration's support for the G7 communique after Trudeau's news conference. The negotiations will either be bilateral or trilateral with Mexico, he said.

At a rare solo news conference before heading to Asia, Trump said he pressed for the G-7 countries to eliminate all tariffs, trade barriers and subsidies in their trading practices. "Who picked the fight?" -Canada border. He said unleashing retaliatory measures "is not something I relish doing" but that he wouldn't hesitate to do so because "I will always protect Canadian workers and Canadian interests".

The fight isn't just with Trudeau and Canada but with the best allies of the U.S., Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California said on CNN.

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