Canada's House of Commons stood Monday in defiance of Donald Trump, denouncing his name-calling tirade against Justin Trudeau and endorsing the prime minister's firm response to protectionist US tariffs and tweeted presidential threats against dairy producers and automakers.
The Trump administration imposed aluminum and steel tariffs on the other G-7 members - the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, Canada and Japan - ratcheting up tensions between the USA and its allies in the run-up to the summit.
Trump blew apart a G7 summit in Canada over the weekend, blasting Trudeau as "very dishonest and weak" and raising the prospect of tariffs against auto imports, a move that would imperil the Canadian economy.
In the brief photo opportunity that started their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the fractious G7 summit, Trump followed Trudeau's diplomatic introduction by joking that Trudeau had backed down on retaliatory tariffs.
Trudeau had announced that the G7 members - Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the USA - had agreed upon a joint communiqué, or formal statement, after a hard week on trade issues. "Because Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around".
"There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door", Mr Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro said in an interview nationally broadcast in the United States.
As he flew from Canada to Singapore on Saturday night, Mr Trump displayed his ire via Twitter, which he also employed to insult Mr Trudeau as "dishonest" and "weak". "They're also anxious about the retaliatory measures that we will take".More news: EU, U.K. back Trudeau following Trump tirade
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White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow accused Trudeau of "betrayal" and said he "stabbed us in the back" with a "sophomoric political stunt". Minimum is 17B. Tax Dairy from us at 270%.
Navarro appeared on "Fox News Sunday", and Kudlow was on CNN's "State of the Union" and CBS' "Face the Nation" and Harper spoke on Fox's "Sunday Morning Futures". "Now, these are things that the prime minister said before, basically, but he didn't say them before (or) after a successful G7 communique, where President Trump and the others all worked in good faith to put a statement together, which, by the way, nearly nobody expected to happen".
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While there was "common ground" in some areas, she said she was "deeply disappointed" by U.S. trade policies.
"On the steel tariffs I have a couple of fairly substantial operations in my own riding that are very anxious (about the USA penalties)".
IT WOULD BE so easy to blame Justin Trudeau for the blow-up of the G7 economic conference, to say it's all his fault that everything fell apart after Donald Trump jumped on an airplane to Singapore.
"Are you disappointed the President is leaving early?" a reporter asked Trudeau. You can see that his eyebrows have always been uneven. "He really kinda stabbed us in the back", top United States economic advisor Larry Kudlow said of Trudeau on CNN.