Canada, EU Respond To White House Advisors Who Attacked Justin Trudeau

Lloyd Doyle
June 11, 2018

After bashing Trudeau and the other attendees, President Trump's top economic advisor actually took to CNN Sunday morning, claiming Prime Minister Trudeau "stabbed" America "in the back".

The situation only got messier from there, particularly in the leadup to, during and right after the G7 leaders' summit.

In return, Mr Trump made the French president his guest at his first White House state dinner, after which the USA president said of his visitor: "I like him a lot".

Trudeau said Canada planned to retaliate after the Trump administration announced tariffs last month that will be coming as of July 1.

"This week started with @realDonaldTrump boosting a Chinese company identified as a national security threat to the U.S. It ended with him standing up for Russian Federation and alienating our allies at the G7". Highly restrictive on Trade!

Expressing a commitment to modernize the World Trade Organization "to make it more fair as soon as possible", the communique said, "We strive to reduce tariff barriers, non-tariff barriers and subsidies". That drew a sharp response Sunday from Susan Rice, national security adviser under Obama and a former US ambassador to the UN. He had other things, bigger things, on his plate in Singapore. "$800 Billion Trade Deficit ..." "And I think that's what the prime minister did today", said Jaime Watt, a Toronto-based conservative political strategist. "In order to ensure that everyone pays their fair share, we will exchange approaches and support global efforts to deliver fair, progressive, effective and efficient tax systems".

A spokesman for Trudeau told the New York Times that the prime minister is focusing on "everything we accomplished here at the summit".

According to a Canada release, they make nearly 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with US (guess they were bragging and got caught!). "Look forward to seeing them tomorrow".


On Sunday's CNN's "State of the Union", Kudlow called Trudeau's criticism of USA tariffs "non-factual", adding that Canada had "enormous tariffs" on us imports. "Not fair to our farmers!"

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 11, 2018.... And tariffs are going to come way down, because people can not continue to do that.

That was the Trump Tweet after he left the G7 conference in Quebec early to fly to Singapore to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. Great meetings and relationships with the six Country Leaders especially since they know I can not allow them to apply large Tariffs and strong barriers to. United States of America. It could be easy for someone to misread them, "not taking them seriously or not understanding the resolve they have". "After many decades, fair and reciprocal Trade will happen!" Still, numerous Canadian officials, including Trudeau's spokesperson, noted that he said nothing new or anything that hadn't been discussed with Trump in private.

"POTUS is not going to let a Canadian prime minister push him around on the eve of this", Kudlow said on CNN in reaction to Trudeau's closing news conference at the summit. "Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!"

"[Trudeau] really kind of stabbed us in the back", Kudlow said.

Canada uses fact-based arguments to drive home a point, says Chrystia Freeland.

"Fair trade is now to be called fool trade if it is not reciprocal", he wrote in one tweet that then went on to accuse Canada of imposing unfair taxes on U.S. dairy products.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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