White House Adviser: 'There's a Special Place in Hell' for Justin Trudeau
Jun 14 2018
However, Navarro says he used inappropriate language in trying to convey that message.
Canada and its allies plan to impose retaliatory action by the end of the month on a broad range of consumer goods.
They said the country's leaders have been reconsidering their approach to the U.S. because the Trump campaign was so vocal in its criticism of the North American Free Trade Agreement, and that the issue was of concern across the Canadian political spectrum.
Since Trump's election, Trudeau's government has poured energy and time into building relationships with the White House, with Congress and throughout the USA private sector, hoping to rally enough support to keep Trump from upending the continental trading system.
By throwing Canada under the bus - with language we rarely use about our actual adversaries - Trump and his subalterns were sending a message of American weakness, not strength. "I own that; that was my mistake, my words".
Ralph Goodale, Canadian public safety minister and former finance minister, applauded President Trump for reaching a deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. "We support the continuing efforts by the president on North Korea [and] we look forward to looking at the details of the agreement", Trudeau said, according toCBC.
"On his comments, I'm going to stay focused on defending jobs for Canadians and supporting Canadian interests", Trudeau said before walking away from reporters.
At that post-G7 press conference on Saturday, Trudeau had called US steel and aluminum tariffs "insulting" and said he would proceed with retaliatory tariffs that he'd already announced.
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". "Other than he had a news conference that he had because he assumed I was in an airplane and I wasn't watching". I like him. But he shouldn't have done that.
Invoking national security - under Section 232 of a USA trade law - as a reason for the tariffs "is frankly absurd", Freeland told reporters after the hour-long meeting. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!
"It's very unfair to our farmers, and it's very unfair to the people of our country", he said.
"And in fact the picture with Angela Merkel, who I get along with very well, where I'm sitting there like this. we're waiting for the document because I wanted to see the final document as changed. And it won't even be tough".
Chief Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow said it is unclear if the US will be able to renegotiate NAFTA amid heightened tensions with Canada. "According to a Canada release, they make nearly 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with USA (guess they were bragging and got caught!)". Many Republicans are reluctant to pick a fight with Trump over trade right now as he seeks better deals with China and a slew of USA allies.
A number of high-profile Canadians, including the leader of the Canadian Conservative Party, came to the defense of Trudeau.
Ambrose said the government needs to consider what more it's willing to put on the NAFTA table, keeping in mind that "what's at stake is just so much bigger than our pride".
"He learned", Trump said. As part of the bid, Trump pledged that those traveling to the United States for the tournament would not be subject to stringent visa restrictions.
The president ruffled feathers at the G7 summit, not backing down from stiff tariffs on aluminum and steel imports.