Published: Sun, June 17, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Trump trade adviser apologises for insulting Trudeau

Trump trade adviser apologises for insulting Trudeau

The meeting involving members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee followed President Donald Trump calling Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "dishonest" and "weak" after the Group of 7 summit in Quebec over the weekend.

President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the recent G7 Summit.

"I have had a good relationship with Justin and I think I have a very good relationship with chairman Kim right now", Trump said.

"That's going to cost a lot of money for the people of Canada", Trump said during a lengthy press conference in Singapore on Tuesday. "We are being taken advantage of by virtually every one of those countries", he said.

Trump didn't help matters by attacking pretty much everyone at the summit. After facing harsh attacks on his character and leadership from the USA president and his aides, Americans are coming out online to let the Canadian PM know that their president doesn't speak for them. Trudeau's comments centered around Trump's lack of understanding when it comes to global trade.

"We're being taken advantage of on trade", Trump said. "Here in Canada, our federal government is delaying putting tariffs in place until July 1st", Aylward said.

The trade adviser's remarks also drew criticism from some USA lawmakers and foreign allies. Canada exports $300 billion worth of goods to the United States, while the USA exports $282.5 billion worth of goods to Canada. Trump refused to endorse the group's joint statement, said that Russian Federation should be readmitted, and traded barbs with Trudeau over an intensifying trade conflict.

Addressing the feud between his administration and Canada, Trump said at a news conference Tuesday in Singapore that Trudeau had "learned" his lesson.

Canada appears to have found a way out of its spat with the United States, in which President Trump is treating his neighbor to the north with increasing hostility.

The US president also withdrew USA support for a G-7 communique.

"I think Americans understand it's simply not the case", she said, stressing the deep friendship between two nations that share the world's longest peaceful border.

Trump and Kim shook hands and posed for photos before their almost 40-minute one-on-one conversation behind closed doors. "Actually, we were just talking".

White House trade adviser weighs in on 'Fox News Sunday'.

"Let me correct a mistake I made", Navarro told the audience at the Wall Street Journal's annual CFO Network conference.

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