'Special place in hell': Trump aides slam Trudeau over G7 remarks

Daniel Fowler
June 12, 2018

The insults were supposedly a response to the post-G7 news conference in which Trudeau repeated his diplomatic criticism of Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs and said he would stand up for Canadians.

Trump announced significant steel and aluminum tariffs on the U.S.'s northern ally and then blasted the country's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as "meek and mild" after a turbulent G7 summit in Quebec.

Trump, who attended a G7 meeting in Quebec before heading to Singapore on Saturday, withdrew from a joint statement drafted by the global organization on trade.

Trudeau said after the G-7 meeting that the aluminum and steel tariffs imposed by the USA on Canada on national security grounds were insulting and that "Canadians are polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around". "I don't understand the obsession with trade relations with Canada", he said on Fox's "Sunday Morning Futures", given that Canada is the biggest single buyer of American goods and services in the world.

Trump also kept up the fight with Trudeau during the trip to Singapore for the historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Among the many topics that came up was Trump's recent Twitter campaign against Trudeau, whom he has called "dishonest" and "weak".

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Navarro's' attack came amid a war of words over trade between Trump and Trudeau.

The fight isn't just with Trudeau and Canada but with the best allies of the U.S., Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California said on CNN. "As Canadians, we are polite, we're reasonable, but also we will not be pushed around". "That's what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did, and that comes right from Air Force One".

It appears as though Trump is the one performing a stunt, raging at Trudeau in theatrical fashion without a clear reason to be so worked up.

Mrs May said she made clear to Mr Trump that the United States levies were unacceptable - but she underlined the need for dialogue to stop the dispute from escalating.

Heyman added he's "of course ... embarrassed" about Trump's behavior during the G-7 meeting, arguing the United States "was doing everything it could do to disrupt this meeting". "He really, actually - you know what?" "The wounds will heal, but the questions [is] how does the relationship get impacted?"

Critics like Hall Findlay say it is a barrier to successful free-trade deals such as NAFTA, and increases the cost of dairy, eggs and chicken for consumers, which has an unfairly disproportionate impact on low-income families.

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