Published: Mon, June 11, 2018

Trump aide says ‘there’s a special place in hell’ for Justin Trudeau

Trump aide says ‘there’s a special place in hell’ for Justin Trudeau

And no wonder, as it appeared to depict the defining confrontation of the weekend's Group of Seven summit, the divide between U.S. President Donald Trump and the rest of the G7 leaders over Mr. Trump's unilateral tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.

"We make commitments and keep to them", a statement from the French presidency quoted by AFP news agency said. Kudlow suggested Trump saw Trudeau as trying to weaken his hand before that meeting, saying the president won't "let a Canadian prime minister push him around".

He added Russian Federation should be re-invited to the trade group, and said the US relationship with the coalition is "great", unlike false portrayals by the 'fake news media'.

On CNN's "State of the Union," Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow said the White House was angered by Trudeau's comments during the news conference that Canada would stand up for itself and that recently imposed US tariffs on steel and aluminum are "insulting".

It started on CNN's "State of the Union" when Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow said the White House was angered by Trudeau's comments during the news conference that Canada must stand up for itself and that recently imposed US tariffs on steel and aluminum are "insulting". So we are going in with a really positive spirit.

Trudeau called the fact that the U.S. had based the tariffs on a national security reason "kind of insulting". "Canadians - we're polite, we're reasonable - but we also will not be pushed around".

U.S. President Donald Trump has backed up threats of tariffs in the past with real trade action, and that's why his latest comments about the Canadian dairy and auto sectors are worrying, and need to be taken seriously, say trade insiders.

Wallace pressed him on the results of Trump's aggressive trade stance: Weren't other countries' newly announced tariffs on American goods the opposite of what the White House wanted?


A spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the other G7 members stand by the communique and all that was agreed upon.

"We urge Russian Federation to cease its destabilising behaviour, to undermine democratic systems and its support of the Syrian regime", said a joint statement issued at the end of a summit in Canada.

But by ordering his representatives to back out of the communique, Mr Trump appeared to be asserting his oft-stated aim of upsetting the status quo whether by pulling out of the global climate accord or the worldwide nuclear deal with Iran or threats to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement.

"I would say that the level of relationships is a 10 - we have a great relationship".

Navarro said that Trudeau's press conference following Trump's early departure from the G7 summit on Saturday was "one of the worst political miscalculations of a Canadian leader in modern Canadian history".

Mrs May pleaded with fellow leaders to step back from the brink of a damaging trade war at a session of the summit on Friday night.

Speaking on US broadcaster Fox News, US trade adviser Peter Navarro blamed Canada for the disastrous ending to the G7 summit.

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