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Aldo footwear chain erroneously caught up in Canadian-U.S. trade dispute

Aldo footwear chain erroneously caught up in Canadian-U.S. trade dispute Aldo footwear chain erroneously caught up in Canadian-U.S. trade dispute
Melinda Barton | 12 June, 2018, 03:27

The president refused to sign a solidarity agreement with the other G7 members and suggested more tariffs could be in the works.

"Others too followed suit, referencing President Trump's Saturday night twitter attack on Trudeau Another twitter user said, 'Justin Trudeau's eyebrows just stole my whiskey and drove off in my auto". And we should always be looking for better deals for our workers, consumers and manufacturers in our trade deals. "It's kind of insulting".

Former U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman, who served under former U.S. President Barack Obama, has also backed Trudeau.

Trudeau, who had said at the news conference that Canada would retaliate for new USA tariffs, didn't respond to questions about Trump when the prime minister arrived at a Quebec City hotel Sunday for meetings with other world leaders.

However, that was quickly crushed when Trump denounced the Communique, saying that was not his experience before taking personal swings at Trudeau for his comments to the press afterwards.

A Trudeau spokesman, Cameron Ahmad, said Saturday night that Trudeau "said nothing he hasn't said before - both in public and in private conversations" with Trump. Hayden added that Trump's actions left him with "a mixture of sadness and, frankly, anger because no country deserves to be treated that way".

Trump called Trudeau "very dishonest and weak", among other things.

Larry Kudlow, the White House economic adviser, also characterized Trudeau's remarks as a "betrayal". "$800 billion trade deficit", he said.

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro further escalated those attacks during an appearance on Fox News Sunday.

President of the European Council Donald Tusk said that "There is a special place in heaven for Justin Trudeau". Navarro later clarified that his comments were "the sentiment that was on Air Force One after that".

Asked about the president's Twitter blasts, Trudeau says June 7 that he won't sink to that level - "I've been firm, I've been clear, but I don't think descending into insults is right for the way Canada engages with the world".

Music critic David Wild reacted to the conflict on Sunday by encouraging others to consider what Canada has given its USA neighbours. "Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!"

"Since World War II, we've had a number of allies around the world, and they are especially represented at the G-7", Udall said.

"The Prime Minister pressed the President to reconsider the US tariffs imposed on Canadian steel and aluminum, and encouraged him to work with Canada to address unfair trade", a Canadian readout of their meeting reads.

"I found a little five-dollar Canadian flag that's very modest, sort of like Canadians are, that you could put by your front door - maybe in a garden".

The issue of trade was the most controversial heading into the G7 summit in La Malbaie, Que., with Trump launching multiple barbs in Canada's direction in the days leading up to his arrival.

While not defending Trump's choice of words in his tweets, some Republican lawmakers said the president is justified in pointing out trade imbalances with allies who have long benefited from USA military spending.

And what did Trudeau do as soon as the plane took off from Canadian airspace?