Published: Tue, June 12, 2018

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

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

Trump's threat comes after Trudeau defended Canada during the G7 summit in Quebec over the weekend, saying his country "will not be pushed around" in regards to the Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Speaking to ABC News, Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz added his voice to the chorus of condemnation, saying: "You know, I will say I've seen some of the reporting on the various comments, and I have to note that I'm pretty sure that circles of hell are not reserved for Canadians proposing retaliatory tariffs". Not long after Trump issued two tweets calling Trudeau "very dishonest & weak". Some of Trump's aides also lashed out at the Canadian prime minister. He also said the US had a trade deficit of $17 billion with Canada, though he implied that it might be as large as $100 billion.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he leaves the G7 Summit in the Charlevoix town of La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, June 9, 2018.

Prior to Trump's departure for Singapore, global leaders met in Quebec over the weekend for the G7 conference.

Diplomatic sources tell CNN that once the final language was agreed upon, it was seen as an achievement since the discussions with Trump were "very intense" and "difficult".

Unbowed, Trump tweeted anew Monday morning from Singapore: "Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal".


"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", Navarro said on "Fox News Sunday".

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister, Chrystia Freeland, is expected to travel to Washington this week, Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail reported.

Trump said a photograph released by German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman that went viral captured a friendlier mood than what the snapshot conveyed to many analysts. And what did Trudeau do as soon as the plane took off from Canadian airspace? He described all seven leaders coming together to sign the joint declaration despite having "some strong, firm conversations on trade, and specifically on American tariffs".

"And I left the meeting, and I'll be honest, we're being taken advantage of by virtually every one of those countries very seriously".

One particular source of his ire recently has been Canada's supply management system, which levels tariffs of up to 300 per cent on imported dairy products. And we were waiting for the document to come back so we could read it.

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