Canada Responds After White House Says Trudeau 'Stabbed Us In The Back'

Canada Responds After White House Says Trudeau 'Stabbed Us In The Back'

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro's disparaging remarks about Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were out of line and should merit an apology, conservative commentator Michael Reagan said.

And Trudeau has certainly been among the leaders in that regard in recent days.

Trump had run for the presidency on a vow to shrink the gaping USA trade deficit - $566 billion past year.

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.

The prime minister's silence on Monday came in sharp contrast to a roar of disapproval among Canadian politicians, who banded together across party lines to denounce Trump's attack and praise the bilateral and trading relationship between the two neighbours. If Donald Trump said it, please would be like 'Yeah, alright!

Some are calling it part of the "the Trump curse", how bad and embarrassing things seem to befall those critical of President Trump. "That's what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did". "And that's what bad faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference".

"Why should I, as president of the United State, allow countries to continue to make massive trade surpluses, as they have for decades, while our farmers, workers & taxpayers have such a big and unfair price to pay?"

On Saturday, he called the Canadian prime minister "very dishonest and weak".

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"Let me correct a mistake I made", Navarro said at a Wall Street Journal conference Tuesday, according to video provided by the newspaper's CFO Network. "He did a great disservice to the whole (G-7)", White House Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow told CNN.

"It was a betrayal", Kudlow said on CNN's "State of the Union".

Whatever the prime minister's other actions on the world stage, dealing with Trump is a unique dilemma, they said, and they have not been bothered by Trudeau's decision to stick to civility until now.

Nearly as an afterthought, Trump - now in Singapore for a summit with North Korean leader Kum Jong Un - tweeted: "Great to be in Singapore, excitement in the air!"

France has warned that "fits of anger" can not not dictate worldwide cooperation after US President Donald Trump abruptly rejected a previously agreed joint statement in the wake of a fractious Group of Seven (G7) summit in Canada.

Sometimes described as a "mini-Obama", not least due to his omnipresent smile, Trudeau is clearly far closer in his political alignments to the US Democratic Party than Trump's Republicans.

As a result, Hunter said, America has become "the world's leading IP-based economy".

However, when you see Trudeau's lack of leadership on the Kinder Morgan pipeline, and how he had to buy it to build it, maybe the president has a point. The talks have floundered over several issues, including Trump's insistence on a clause that that would end NAFTA every five years unless all three countries agree to sustain it.

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