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

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The G7 summit came after the Trump administration decided last week to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union, Canada and Mexico, which has drawn strong opposition from US business community and quick retaliation from major USA trading partners. The reporter asked a pointed question about the bickering between Trump, Canada and European nations, suggesting Trump was alienating our allies and was eager to leave the summit to meet with Kim Jong Un.

"PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, "US Tariffs were kind of insulting" and he 'will not be pushed around.' Very dishonest & weak", tweeted Trump. "I don't understand the obsession with trade relations with Canada", he said on Fox's "Sunday Morning Futures", given that Canada is the biggest single buyer of American goods and services in the world. "We need to avoid a continued tit-for-tat escalation", she said.

Donald Trump linked American military spending to the European Union's trade surplus with the United States.

Calling Trudeau "dishonest" and "weak", Trump cited two reasons to withdraw the United States from a joint statement on "free, fair, and mutually beneficial trade", which had been drafted at a summit of the Group of Seven industrialized nations over the weekend.

Similarly, Krueger said Trump was unlikely to take the countermeasures lying down and could hit back with more trade restrictions.

The president ruffled feathers at the G7 summit, not backing down from stiff tariffs on aluminum and steel imports.

Well, what he said over the weekend is exactly what he's been saying since the US -imposed tariffs on aluminum and steel.

Two points of the joint communique formulated by the G7 members were not negotiated with the U.S. president, but that didn't prevent the Canadian prime minister from announcing that all member-states had reached common ground on the final statement.

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Larry Kudlow, the White House economic adviser, also characterized Trudeau's remarks as a "betrayal".

Trump quickly responded by personally attacking Trudeau.

"Look, as a guy that believes in heaven and hell, I would never use those terms ever", he told CNN's Kate Bolduan on "At This Hour" on Monday. "I mean seriously, Russia, who took over Crimea, all the violence that's taken place in Ukraine, the poisoning of people in the United Kingdom, the influence in our election this last time period", Heyman recounted.

There were two crucial points that didn't satisfy the U.S. delegation, the Canadian media points out.

The war of words escalated following Trump's departure from the summit, as he expressed displeasure with Trudeau's remarks on the unfairness of USA tariffs, and Canada's determination to not be pushed around. Navarro later clarified that his comments were "the sentiment that was on Air Force One after that".

"So that's clearly what was the frustration, but no I think that the judgment day that separates us from heaven or hell is not dependent upon whether you agree with the president or not, so I do not think that it is the official position", he said.

"He is an unprecedented president and he's outside of all of the normal boundaries of behaviour for an American president". He tweeted hours later that he had instructed US representatives not to endorse the G7 joint communique "based on Justin's false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our USA farmers, workers and companies".