Trump adviser says there’s a ‘special place in hell’ for Canadian leader

Lester Mason
June 12, 2018

Mr. Trump's tweets taking aim at the leader of a country that has always been a U.S. ally came after the President left the G7 summit in Canada to travel to Singapore ahead of a planned diplomatic meeting with North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un, CNN reported.

Mr Corbyn said the US President and his "American First" policy was squarely responsible for the breakdown in trade relations between the US and Europe.

"To our allies: bipartisan majorities of Americans remain pro-free trade, pro-globalization & supportive of alliances based on 70 years of shared values", McCain wrote. That's the way it should be.

"Canadians are polite and reasonable but we will not be pushed around", Trudeau told reporters on Saturday.

Mr. Bernier, a former Conservative leadership contender, uploaded to his personal website last week his book chapter criticizing supply management, which Mr. Trump has demanded be dismantled in trade talks.

"The US pays close to the entire cost of Nato-protecting many of these same countries that rip us off on trade (they pay only a fraction of the cost-and laugh)", he tweeted. On Saturday, he called the Canadian prime minister "very dishonest and weak".

While leaders thought Trump may not agree to the climate charter, they had hoped the US would at least consider signing off on the ocean agreement.

Trudeau announced the agreement at a news conference, and then, taking questions from reporters, reiterated his objections to Trump's imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada, Mexico and the European Union.

Singling out specific goods, such as dairy, and saying Canada has much higher tariffs on these goods than we do, is dishonest and does not reflect the whole picture.

"You don't just behave that way". These attacks are such a boon to Trudeau's image, a conspiracy theorist might reasonably conclude the prime minister paid millions in secret bribes to get Trump to publicly kick him in the gonads so he could revel in the PR windfall.

He left early, made a decision to walk out of a couple of meetings because he didn't agree with what they had to say, did not attend the discussions on climate change or women's rights, which again, came to no one's surprise, and then of course, he left the entire thing early after getting pissed off at Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.

Trump's top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, suggested Trump saw Trudeau as trying to weaken his hand before the summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, saying the president won't "let a Canadian prime minister push him around".

Trudeau said at the news conference that while the G-7 meeting was "very successful", Canada could impose retaliatory tariffs on US products. I believe that. John McCain believes it. there's a movement all over the world to look inward, not outward, and I think it's a mistake. He's threatening our closest allies with massive tariffs, calling them "dishonest" and attacking their credibility, and threatening to plunge the USA into a full on recession.

"There are a number of Republicans behind closed doors who are having this conversation, but are too fearful of their president to say it in the open".

But the response by US lawmakers, business executives and officials falls short of the concerted and effective nationwide pressure campaign Canadian officials had hoped would be launched if a major threat developed.

Using this metric, the USTR reports, Canada can claim a $90 billion annual surplus in goods trade, although the USA still has a large advantage in services.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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