President Trump said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had "learned" from his decision to criticize US trade policy even as he downplayed tensions that erupted after a recent meeting with allies.
The president said that Canada, Mexico and the European Union have taken advantage of an worldwide trading system, benefiting from low US tariffs while imposing high trade barriers of their own.
Trump's top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, suggested that Trump saw Trudeau as trying to weaken his hand before the summit with Kim.
Trump quickly fired back on Twitter, calling Trudeau's comments "very dishonest and weak". Kudlow explained on CNN that the administration was lashing out at Trudeau to show Kim that Trump was not weak.
When asked about Trump's remarks in Parliament on Tuesday, Trudeau said he supports Trump's efforts on North Korea and looks forward to the details of that agreement.
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Mr Trump warned the EU: "If they retaliate they are making a mistake". "We joined the communique in good faith", Kudlow said . Even so, dialogue with the U.S. president must continue and global partnerships aren't over, she said.
USA administration announced on May 31 that will start imposing to EU, Canada and Mexico a 25% duty on steel and a 10% duty on aluminium. He didn't specify what he considered false about Trudeau's statements.
"Why should I, as President of the United States, allow countries to continue to make Massive Trade Surpluses, as they have for decades, while our Farmers, Workers & Taxpayers have such a big and unfair price to pay?" he tweeted. No, I have a good relationship with Justin Trudeau.
President Donald Trump attacked America's closest allies in tweets after leaving the meeting in Canada.
"Eyebrow gate" may well have been thanks to lighting at the press conference or pictures taken at a odd angle-but that hasn't stopped speculation about Trudeau's possibly fake eyebrows online, with Twitter loving the unusual images. It came from an older, more familiar problem: The U.S. President didn't grasp or care that there's politics in Canada, too. Minimum is 17B. Tax Dairy from us at 270%.
"We are being taken advantage of by virtually every one of those countries", Trump said Tuesday of the G-7.
"Historically global peace and prosperity have flourished when trade has flourished, so fighting U.S. industrial protectionism with Canadian consumer protectionism makes good copy and little sense", Batstone said in an email.
For his part, Trudeau cheered Trump's bid to broker a deal to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons, but he stayed mum on the president's persistent trash talk. European Council President Donald Tusk tweeted: "There is a special place in heaven" for Trudeau. "Politicians can get into disagreements and they can have heated disputes but you have to think about where does this go, how bad could it get and the disputes are over a really, really small share of GDP".