Published: Tue, June 12, 2018

Trump’s Trade Adviser Apologizes for ‘Inappropriate’ Trudeau Comments

Trump’s Trade Adviser Apologizes for ‘Inappropriate’ Trudeau Comments

Trade adviser Peter Navarro told Fox News, "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".

In a rare show of unity, Opposition Members of Parliament are standing behind Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's promise to fight new tariffs from the United States.

"To leave Canada the way that we did and to make the statements about a trusted ally like this is just wrong", Flake told reporters, according to ABC News.

The spat drew in Germany and France, who sharply criticized Trump's decision to abruptly withdraw his support for a Group of Seven communique hammered out at a Canadian summit on Saturday, accusing him of destroying trust and acting inconsistently.

President Donald Trump's trade tariffs on Canada are sparking retaliation.

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow and trade adviser Peter Navarro drove the message home in an extraordinary assault on a close USA ally and neighbour. Trump refused to sign a previously-negotiated joint statement written by all seven countries, prompting French President Emmanuel Macron to say in a statement Sunday that "International cooperation can not be dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks ..."


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.

US President Donald Trump fired off a volley of tweets yesterday venting anger on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, the European Union (EU) and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the wake of a divisive Group of Seven (G-7) meeting over the weekend.

Canada is on of the US's largest trade partners, with $673.9 billion worth of goods and services going between the two countries in 2017. And I said, 'What's this all about? "They don't take our farm products - many of them".

The relationship between the USA and its allies was already off-balance after Mr. Trump just a week before the summit imposed 25% tariffs on steel and 10% tariffs on aluminum from the European Union and Canada.

The British government has been eager to sign a trade deal with the USA after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union next year.

The U.S. and Canada are in the middle of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement along with Mexico. The U.S. had a trade surplus with Canada of $8.4 billion previous year, according to the Office of the United States Trade Representative.

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