Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

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

Trump Withdraws Endorsement Of G-7 Communique Over Trudeau Statements Trump adviser apologizes for ‘special place in hell’ comments
Deanna Wagner | 13 June, 2018, 16:02

President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau engaged in a war of words after the G7 summit. "I really did. Other than he had a news conference that he had cause he assumed I was in an airplane and I wasn't watching".

Speaking at a conference in Washington on Tuesday, Navarro said his "job" in appearing on Fox News Sunday in the chaotic aftermath of the G7 summit in Quebec had been "to send a signal of strength".

"That's unconscionable", Heyman said."Anybody who represents the United States of America from the White House using that kind of language with any world leader of any type, I think is uncalled for". One of its early tweets read: numerous jokes were directed at the XX-year-old Canadian President, who bore the brunt of a twitter attack from President Trump and his White House advisers. "Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around".

A senior aide to US President Donald Trump apologized Tuesday for saying there was a "special place in hell" for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, following the acrimonious Group of Seven summit.

But the White House adviser did not say what precisely it was that Trudeau said at a press conference following the G-7 summit over the weekend that warranted the White House's aggressive response.

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.

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Trudeau, at a press conference at the end of the summit, had announced that Canada's retaliatory tariffs against the US would go into effect July 1. But he also said that critical comments from Justin Trudeau would cost Canada "a lot of money".

After the G-7 summit, Trudeau hosted a news conference where he said that the Canadian government "did not take" the US tariffs against Canada lightly.

While Trump expressed surprise at Trudeau's remarks, his comments were largely in line with what Canadian officials had said since Trump's announcement of tariffs. "He is not going to permit any show of weakness on the trip to negotiate with North Korea".

Earlier on Tuesday at the Washington conference, White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett said the USA and Canada need to "take a deep breath".

He told reporters that imposing retaliatory measures "is not something I relish doing" but that he wouldn't hesitate to do so because "I will always protect Canadian workers and Canadian interests".