Trump and Kim Arrive in Singapore Ahead of Historic Summit

Lloyd Doyle
June 12, 2018

Ex-administration official Seb Gorka slammed Justin Trudeau today by calling his dispute with President Donald Trump "childish" and praising White House trade adviser Peter Navarro's "special place in hell" slam against the Canadian prime minister.

Tweeting from Singapore where he's scheduled to hold a nuclear summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, Trump wrote: "Sorry, we can not let our friends, or enemies, take advantage of us on trade anymore".

"First of all, we'll try and see if we can prevent this".

Later during the show, Smith further said Trump's latest attitude towards Trudeau isn't a new thing and he has "been kicking allies in the teeth his whole presidency".

He singled out Berlin for criticism over its contributions to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, echoing previous remarks he has made. "$800 Billion Trade Deficit ..."

"Trudeau did not make President Trump look weak", Hayden said on CNN Newday Monday.

Canada last week announced retaliatory tariffs on C$16.6 billion ($12.8 billion) worth of USA exports and said it will challenge US steel and aluminum tariffs under the North American Free Trade Agreement and the World Trade Organization.

Speaking for the first time about the acrimonious conclusion of the Group of Seven meeting in Quebec over the weekend, Trump said he felt Trudeau had mischaracterized the USA position in a press conference after the summit.

In comments published on Monday, he told newspapers from the Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland association that "everyone knows how much is at stake".

And the young Canadian leader, who has attempted to maintain a public facade of friendship with the United States leader, confirmed that he would regretfully impose retaliatory tariffs on USA goods from next month to offset the steel levy.

Trump had delivered a stark warning to America's trading partners not to counter his decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had responded to Trump's recent threats and installing of tariffs in a press conference at the end of the summit.

While foreign policy issues such as North Korea do not usually have much bearing on the polls, Mr Trump's outburst against Nato allies, the European Union and Canada appeared aimed at striking a chord with voters who support his America First agenda.

The G7 is made up of seven nations: Canada, France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and Italy. She said: 'This was a hard summit, with at times some very candid discussions.

But before the group could sign off on a joint statement of agreement on trade talks, Trump's advisers reportedly insisted that the USA would not agree to two key points in the statement related to the environment.

"This I've never seen before". But he also said that critical comments from Justin Trudeau would cost Canada "a lot of money". In the prime minister's absence the House unanimously adopted a motion to stand against US tariffs and tirades.

Trump took aim at an unspecified news release issued by Canada saying, "they made nearly 100 bln dollars on trade with u.s. (guess they were bragging and got caught!)".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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