Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Trudeau cabinet member prepared to end Trump trade spat

Trudeau cabinet member prepared to end Trump trade spat

Bruce Heyman, the former U.S. Ambassador to Canada, on Monday slammed Donald Trump's treatment of Justin Trudeau, and Canada in general, demanding the president apologize for his surrogate's claim there's a "special place in hell" for people like the Canadian prime minister.

Mr Navarro condemned Mr Trudeau following the Canadian leader's news conference after his summit meeting with Mr Trump and other G7 leaders.

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.

"Let me correct a mistake I made", Navarro said at a conference in Washington hosted by The Wall Street Journal.

"I used language that was inappropriate, and basically lost the power of that message", Navarro said.

"I own that. That was my mistake, those were my words".

Trump lashed out at Trudeau, calling him "dishonest & weak", on Twitter.

The president's staff then blasted Trudeau on Sunday with economic advisor Larry Kudlow accusing Canada of stabbing the the back.

North Korea "negotiations from here are certain to have fits and starts, but help the president's hand in the near-term focus on securing a deal with China by putting the pressure on Xi Jinping to engage with Trump or face increased USA influence in the region,"Raymond James analyst Ed Mills wrote in a note to clients". I really did, other than he had a news conference, that he had because he assumed I was in an airplane and I wasn't watching.

When asked about Trump's remarks in Parliament on Tuesday, Trudeau said he supports Trump's efforts on North Korea and looks forward to the details of that agreement.

His apology came days after Trump and Trudeau verbally sparred over the G7 summit in Canada.

"China could be a little bit upset about trade because we are very strongly clamping down", Trump told Fox News's Bret Baier in an interview to be aired on Wednesday, according to Bloomberg.

"To protect our national security, the United States will implement specific investment restrictions and enhanced export controls for Chinese persons and entities related to the acquisition of industrially significant technology", in addition to the tariffs, the White House said in a May 29 announcement. "I think we're in a hard place now, I'd like to see this thing settle down".

"That's going to cost a lot of money for the people of Canada; he learned", Trump said wagging his finger.

Trump, who has since threatened to impose tariffs on Canada, added: "He learned".

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