Canada, EU Respond To White House Advisors Who Attacked Justin Trudeau
Jun 11 2018 by Johnny Bowman
Trump tweeted "Based on Justin's false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!"
"POTUS is not going to let a Canadian prime minister push him around on the eve of this", Kudlow said on CNN in reaction to Trudeau's closing news conference at the summit.
Perhaps some of the falling-out boils down to a misunderstanding of Canadian etiquette, said Bruce Heyman, the former US ambassador to Canada - "especially for somebody who's coming from the world that (Trump) is coming from, and has been so blunt and so confrontational in his conversations and approaches". 'As Canadians, we are polite, we're reasonable, but also we will not be pushed around, ' he said.
When asked if the president shares his views, Navarro said that the sentiment came from "Air Force One".
Although U.S. senators have warned that a spat risks launching a "trade war", the key factor behind Trump's apparent policy zigzag was a matter of his image ahead of a first ever meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this week, according to Trump's economic adviser Larry Kudlow. Taking to Twitter, he said that there is a "special place in heaven" for Trudeau.
Ahmad added: 'The prime minister said nothing he hasn't said before - both in public, and in private conversations with the president'.
In a news conference after the summit, Mr Trudeau had said that while he did not want to "punish American workers", his job was to protect Canadians and as such he would press ahead with tariffs on some USA imports.
But that sense of solidarity extends further than Trudeau's approach this weekend, said Watt and other Canadian political insiders from across the ideological spectrum. "We're the closest partners in the world and you don't want to see a dispute over one particular issue poison everything". "It is essentially double crossing", Kudlow told CNN's Jake Tapper.
I left before the end of the summit to embark on a marathon journey from Canada to Singapore.
Trump may not be the free trader Kudlow describes him to be. Trudeau summarized the "very successful" summit in a tweet: "The historic and important agreement we all reached at #G7Charlevoix will help make our economies stronger & people more prosperous, protect our democracies, safeguard our environment and protect women & girls' rights around the world". Even before arriving in Charlevoix, the American leader drew fire from his G7 peers for new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum products including those from Canada and the European Union.
The G7 groups the United States, Japan, Germany, France, Britain, Italy and Canada.
Mr. Trump insisted relationships with allies were a "10" just before he left the summit.