Monday, 24 September, 2018

President says Trudeau's criticism will cost Canada 'a lot of money'

President says Trudeau's criticism will cost Canada 'a lot of money' President says Trudeau's criticism will cost Canada 'a lot of money'
Melinda Barton | 13 June, 2018, 15:34

The U.S. commerce department is meanwhile a few weeks into an investigation into automobile imports on the same grounds, and in the wake of the Group of Seven summit this weekend President Donald Trump tied potential auto tariffs to his criticisms of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's comments that Canada wouldn't be "pushed around" in a trade dispute.

Citing Chinese philosopher Confucius, Navarro said, "If you make a mistake and don't correct it, that's a mistake".

At a news conference Tuesday after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Trump recounted his recent tough exchanges with Trudeau. Trudeau's closing news conference at the Group of Seven leaders' summit in Quebec this weekend sparked a flurry of reactions from the Trump administration after the prime minister said the US decision to impose tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum on national security grounds was "insulting".

A debate in the U.K. House of Commons was briefly interrupted with rollicking laughter Monday after Prime Minister Theresa May was asked: "Trudeau or Trump?"

"Based on Justin's false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!" Kudlow told Tapper that Trudeau "did a great disservice" to the G7, and said that Trudeau had attacked Trump for "domestic consumption".

The United States has alienated Canada and other allies by imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, arguing that they pose a threat to USA national security.

(We certainly pray for a full and quick recovery.) Kudlow didn't go quite as far as Navarro did in consigning Trudeau to the nether regions, but his remarks were sharply personal in attacking Trudeau, especially in describing his remarks as personal betrayals of Trump. "He learned", Trump said wagging his finger. And I say, 'Push him around? He learned. You can't do that.

Freeland said she had a "good conversation" Sunday with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, and that the pair would try to meet in Washington this week. "Other than he had a news conference that he had because he assumed I was in an airplane and I wasn't watching", Trump said.

Trump said it "didn't look friendly" but it was "very friendly".

Another thing buoying Trudeau has been the near-universal Canadian response to Trump's comments.

After the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, Trump recounted his recent tough exchanges with Trudeau - most specifically the US president's Twitter tirade against Trudeau, whom he has called "dishonest" and "weak".

And he confirmed that Canada would press ahead with dollar-for-dollar retaliatory tariffs on July 1 as previously announced.

"I think we've simply got to continue and expand that effort that's been developed", Former Canadian Foreign Minister Lloyd Axworthy told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. on Tuesday.