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

Trudeau 'stabbed us in the back': Kudlow

Trudeau 'stabbed us in the back': Kudlow

The summit came in the wake of Trump announcing steel and aluminum tariffs on USA allies.

Kudlow said Trudeau had engaged in a "a sophomoric political stunt for domestic consumption" and should apologize.

At the time of the interview, the president had just landed in Singapore for his upcoming summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Sharply criticizing Trump's remarks on tariffs, Prime Minister Trudeau promised that Canada would answer with its own on July 1 unless the USA reversed course.

Following his departure from the summit, Trump said on social media he had "great meetings and relationships" with the six other G-7 leaders.

Within minutes of the official release of the document, Trump attacked Trudeau online over what he described as the prime minister's "false statements" during the closing news conference - and the president announced the U.S. would no longer endorse the communique.

When Tapper asked if Trump was planning any payback for Trudeau's comments, Kudlow said he wasn't aware of any further moves.

Trade adviser Peter Navarro told "Fox News Sunday" that "there is a special place in hell for any leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy" with Trump. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not wait for the US president to kick off the meeting in La Malbaie, Quebec.

"Very dishonest [and] weak", Trump tweeted.

In response, Trump dramatically pulled out of joint statement which had been carefully worded to appease the US.

"Those are my words", Navarro said later. He did him a favor and he was even willing to sign that socialist communique.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel found the contentious Group of Seven summit with U.S. President Donald Trump a "sobering" and "depressing" experience but said European leaders won't be "taken advantage of" on trade.

Canada's foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, said her country "does not conduct its diplomacy through ad hominem attacks".

"Aren't we all getting used to it?" posited one diplomat on the condition of anonymity.

Kudlow said Kim must not see "American weakness" on the eve of the Tuesday summit. From there I go to Singapore and talks with North Korea on Denuclearization. Kudlow said Trump won't let people "take pot shots at him" and that Trudeau "should've known better".

"He held a press conference and he said the U.S. is insulting".

Democratic Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi broke with his party's leadership and criticized Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday for publicly fighting with President Donald Trump, The Hill reported. "I blame, as I said, I blame our past leaders for allowing this to happen", he said.

"Is that really how we want to deal with our second biggest trading partner?" "This used to be the G8 and not the G7 and something happened a while ago where Russian Federation is no longer in", he said. John McCain, who broke with Trump on Twitter.

"To our allies: bipartisan majorities of Americans remain pro-free trade, pro-globalization & supportive of alliances based on 70 years of shared values", the Arizona senator tweeted.

But, he said, the USA could no longer tolerate "brutal" deals, even threatening to tear up the North American Free Trade Agreement if he didn't get his way.

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