June 23, 2018

Trump aide apologises for 'inappropriate' comments on Trudeau

13 June 2018, 06:07 | Taylor George

Trump: Trudeau criticism will cost Canada 'a lot of money'

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There have been reports that Mr. Trump was upset because the President felt that after he had generously agreed to give in on a key Canadian sticking point - the US demand for a sunset clause that would see NAFTA renegotiated after five years - Mr. Trudeau was talking tough.

Before Trump even jetted to the conference on Friday morning, he floated the possibility of Russian Federation rejoining the G7.

In the same set of tweets, Trump said: "Justin acts hurt when called out!" They started the meeting without him. Other than he had a news conference because he assumed I was on an airplane and wasn't watching.

"I have a good relationship with Justin Trudeau, I really did". Trudeau's closing press 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 USA decision to impose tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum on national security grounds was "insulting". He's railed many times in recent days against Canadian import duties of 270 percent on dairy.

"Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around", Trudeau said Saturday as the gathering concluded after Trump had left early for the Singapore summit with Kim Jong Un.

Trump says Trudeau "probably didn't know that Air Force 1 has about 20 televisions".

"Sometimes when we think about tariffs, when we think about a trade war, we lose sight of the real impact, and that's on workers", Singh told a news conference on Parliament Hill.

And, what did Trudeau say that was so over the top?

"POTUS is not going to let a Canadian prime minister push him around ... on the eve of this", Kudlow said. He also justified the newly imposed tariffs on Mexico, Canada and the European Union citing national security concerns, which their oldest ally has evidently found to be "insulting". That's what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did.

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But the House of Commons wasn't the only place Trudeau found support . We're looking to uphold it and we're the ones burning it. Trump is due to meet with North Korea's Kim on Tuesday.

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The 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice and a state of war still technically exists between the two Koreas. China shares a border with North Korea and is the country's largest trading partner.

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Canada's economy is heavily reliant on free trade with the United States, with some 75 percent of its exports going to its southern neighbor.

The comments dashed hopes that Trump had moved on from what he believed to be was a "dishonest" action by Trudeau.

But Mattis said defense ministers from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and elsewhere are quietly continuing to work together amid the tensions.

That unsettling, again, will be applauded by Trump allies. They have been taking advantage of us forever!

"From day one, we have said that we expected moments of drama and that we would keep calm and carry on throughout this drama", she said.

Trump and Kim shook hands and posed for photos before their almost 40-minute one-on-one conversation behind closed doors. And those changes are unpredictable - and not necessarily beneficial to the United States.

That is what Trump's behavior - both this past weekend and more generally speaking - creates the possibility for: Major reorientation of allies and partnerships worldwide.

In New Hampshire, which counts Quebec as its largest trading partner and where almost a quarter of the population has French-Canadian roots, Tousignant doesn't believe a few undiplomatic words will do much to sour relations between "cousins".

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