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Trump says Trudeau comment will cost Canadians 'a lot of money'

Peter Navarro sorry for saying there's a'special place in hell for Trudeau Chip Somodevilla Getty Images White House National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro
Nellie Chapman | 12 June, 2018, 19:51

"There are always irritants in relationships", Pompeo said, adding that without partners like Canada, "we wouldn't be in this place, we wouldn't have this diplomatic opportunity" with the North.

The attack on a longtime ally and its leader drew sharp criticism.

Former U.S. ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman also wants Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro to apologize for saying "there's a special place in hell" for Trudeau, whom he accused of practising "bad-faith diplomacy" at the weekend G7 summit in Quebec.

"We finished the meeting, really everybody was happy, and I agreed to sign something", Trump said.

She responded: "I'm not sure what activity he's asking me to undertake with either". Trump told reporters at a press conference following the summit that Trudeau's comments "cost a lot of money for the people of Canada". "I'm unconcerned about our capacity to continue to do what we need to do".

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.

Speaking on "Fox News Sunday", Navarro doubled down on Kudlow's rhetoric and said Trudeau's post-conference comments were in bad faith.

Later during the show, Smith further said Trump's latest attitude towards Trudeau isn't a new thing and he has "been kicking allies in the teeth his whole presidency". "It's a betrayal. He's double-crossing", he said Sunday.

And Roland Paris, a former foreign policy adviser to Trudeau, jabbed at Trump on Twitter: "Big tough guy once he's back on his airplane".

Yet some say it is past time to phase out the system, which limits dairy, egg and chicken production in Canada and imposes steep tariffs on foreign imports beyond a certain amount to keep the market from becoming saturated. "The prime minister has indicated this clearly ... and our negotiators at the NAFTA table have also indicated this clearly".

"In the name of the Western allies, he ought to come out today and wish President Trump well in the negotiations, instead of taking potshots at us", Kudlow said.

"I want to pay a particular tribute to Prime Minister Trudeau for his leadership and skilful chairing, which enabled us after two days of negotiation between leaders to agree actions and a shared approach on some of the most pressing challenges facing the worldwide community and our citizens", she told parliament.