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

Wednesday, 13 Jun, 2018

Both aides accused Trudeau of betraying Trump, a Republican, at a news conference held after the US president had departed Canada. "And I think what people need to do at this moment is take a step back", Hassett said.

But when Trudeau said Canada would be forced to retaliate for USA tariffs on steel and aluminum and would not agree to a sunset provision in a new North American Free Trade Agreement, "he really kind of stabbed us in the back", Kudlow said.

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a meeting at the G-7 summit.

USA adviser Peter Navarro said there is a "special place in hell" for foreign leaders like Trudeau, which he has since apologized for.

Kudlow later suffered a "very mild" heart attack, the White House said Monday, but was in good condition.

Scaramucci said that Trump's comments were meant to make a macroeconomic statement about the state of trade and further Trump's stated goal of improving life for the working and middle classes in the U.S.

The next morning, Navarro and chief economics adviser Larry Kudlow were deployed to the Sunday talk shows.

Trump - by then in the air, bound for Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un - vented on Twitter.

As for Trump's own response, he predicted that Trudeau's remarks are going to cost Canada "a lot of money".

According to the U.S. White House, there's a special place in hell for anyone who engages in "bad faith diplomacy" with President Donald Trump, and this week that spot is reserved for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

"It is something that we have discussed and Canada is certainly prepared for any eventuality", Freeland said.

Trump also slammed Europe, writing, "the United States pays close to the entire cost of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation - protecting many of these same countries that rip us off on trade".

"Fair trade is now to be called fool trade if it is not reciprocal", he wrote in one tweet that then went on to accuse Canada of imposing unfair taxes on United States dairy products.

We have very little use for Trudeau, that avatar of chic progressivism, or for Trump's other foil, Angela Merkel, the very embodiment of the short-sighted and high-handed European establishment. According to the Office of the United States Trade Representative, the USA had an $8.4 billion trade surplus with Canada, but a $17.5 billion trade deficit if services were excluded.

"I know it didn't look friendly", Trump said.

Heyman waged a campaign on Twitter to persuade Navarro to apologize by saying he was contacting us politicians about his remarks.