Canada parliament condemns Trump's attacks on Trudeau and tariffs

Canada parliament condemns Trump's attacks on Trudeau and tariffs

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro apologised for saying there was "a special place in hell" for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

"Let me correct a mistake I made", Navarro told the audience at the Wall Street Journal's annual CFO Network conference Tuesday. "And I think what people need to do at this moment is take a step back", Hassett said.

White House trade adviser weighs in on 'Fox News Sunday'.

Both aides accused Trudeau of betraying Trump, a Republican, at a news conference held after the USA president had departed Canada.

At that post-G7 press conference on Saturday, Trudeau had called USA steel and aluminum tariffs "insulting" and said he would proceed with retaliatory tariffs that he'd already announced.

In return, Trump accused Trudeau of being "weak and dishonest" and instructed USA representatives not to endorse the G7 joint communique.

Canada is the U.S.'s largest trading partner, and the US economy would struggle to make up for Canada's absence, Heyman noted.

The Trump administration's justification for tariffs on national security grounds "is, frankly, absurd", Freeland said, speaking at the US Capitol after a meeting with senators.

"We applaud Prime Minister Trudeau's effort in helping us in the world", Menendez said he told the foreign minister. "Are those the ...words of the president towards Trudeau?"

Trudeau had said using national security as a justification for tariffs was "kind of insulting" to Canadian veterans who had stood by their USA allies in conflicts dating back to World War I.

Trump again presented the United States as the victim of unfair trade deals during the interview with ABC on Tuesday.

The comments dashed hopes that Trump had moved on from what he believed to be was a "dishonest" action by Trudeau.

Navarro said on Fox that his words came "straight from Air Force One".

Trudeau has yet to comment on the Trump administration's criticism. He learned. That's going to cost a lot of money for the people of Canada. In one message, Trump threatened to impose tariffs on Canada's auto industry.

"Canada is a attractive country and we look forward in spending our money here", said one Montreal Resident.

Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland speaks with reporters after meeting with the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. No, I have a good relationship with Justin Trudeau.

The Canadian Prime Minister initially said Trump's claims that Canadian steel posed a national security threat were dishonest.

"We'll continue to have one of the world's largest trading relationships, the world's largest undefended border".