Tuesday, 14 August 2018
Latest news
Main » White House adviser says Canada's Trudeau 'stabbed us in the back'

White House adviser says Canada's Trudeau 'stabbed us in the back'

11 June 2018

W.H. trade adviser Peter Navarro: "There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with Pres. Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out. that's what bad faith Justin Trudeau did".

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!"

On Sunday, Mrs Merkel labelled Mr Trump's use of Twitter to withdraw from the G7 communique on trade "sobering and a bit depressing".

In tweets, Trump insulted Trudeau as "dishonest" and "weak". Trudeau's office, in turn, said the what the Canadian leader said on Saturday was nothing new.

"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.

The G7 summit came after the Trump administration decided last week to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union, Canada and Mexico, which has drawn strong opposition from US business community and quick retaliation from major USA trading partners.

More news: Donald Trump demands end to 'unfair' trade after meeting

French President Emmanuel Macron's office issued a statement that warned "international co-operation can not be dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks".

"In terms of the approach that governments choose to take, Canada does not believe that ad-hominem attacks are a particularly appropriate or useful way to conduct our relations with other countries", she said. But then Trump pulled out of a joint statement while citing "false statements" by Canada's prime minister, Justin Trudeau.

"That's what matters", he wrote.

Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland is seen during the Organization of American States (OAS) 48th General Assembly in the OAS Main Building in Washington, DC, June 4, 2018. Worldwide cooperation can not depend on fits of anger or little words.

"He really kind of stabbed us in the back", Kudlow said.

Trump is aboard Air Force One en route to Singapore, and is rage-tweeting as he prepares to chat with a brutal and wily dictator.

More news: Scott Pruitt's abuses of power, ranked

A senior U.S. administration official said that Trump had been angered by Trudeau's comments.

European G7 members also expressed solidarity with Trudeau.

"We have to keep a cool head now and draw the right conclusions", Maas said.

The communique was supposed to illustrate shared ground between the US, Germany, the UK, Canada, France, Italy and Japan following Mr Trump's imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. "The non-factual part of this is - they have enormous tariffs", Kudlow said on CNN's "State of the Union". During closed-door sessions Friday, Trump went around the room, declaring ways that each of the nations had mistreated the United States, according to a European official. "I'm arguing Trudeau picked the fight", Kudlow said. "You know, here's the thing".

President Trump used a press conference at the G7 summit in Canada to double down on his tough stance on trade, telling reporters that the United States is like "the piggy bank that everybody is robbing" but promising that that is ending under his leadership.

The now-rejected communique acknowledged the importance of "free, fair and mutually beneficial trade and investment".

More news: Bethesda Officially Announces The Elder Scrolls VI

According to the USA trade representative, however, there was an $8.4 billion U.S. trade surplus with Canada on goods and services in 2017. In the end, that language stayed in and it was only on climate change that no consensus was reached.

White House adviser says Canada's Trudeau 'stabbed us in the back'