Trump warns Trudeau: Trade row 'will cost Canada a lot of money’

Trump warns Trudeau: Trade row 'will cost Canada a lot of money’

Navarro exacerbated bilateral tensions between the US and Canada on Sunday when he criticized Trudeau for double-crossing President Donald Trump.

After one White House adviser said there was "a special place in hell" for foreign leaders like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and another said Trudeau "stabbed us in the back", Canadian leaders offered a measured - even polite - response.

"The problem was that in conveying that message I used language that was inappropriate", Navaro said at a conference in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, Bloomberg News reported. "And I think what people need to do at this moment is take a step back", Hassett said.

European Council President Donald Tusk tweeted: "There is a special place in heaven" for Trudeau.

Trump took to Twitter aboard Air Force 1 on Saturday to call Trudeau "dishonest" and "weak" after seeing Trudeau's G7 news conference, when the prime minister said he had pushed back against the Trump administration's hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum.

In return, Trump accused Trudeau of being "weak and dishonest" and instructed US representatives not to endorse the G7 joint communique.

"There are things we can't control, and Mr. Trump is one of them, but we can control tax policy, for instance; regulatory policy, for instance; and we are now less competitive".

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There have been reports that Mr. Trump was upset because the President felt that after he had generously agreed to give in on a key Canadian sticking point - the USA demand for a sunset clause that would see NAFTA renegotiated after five years - Mr. Trudeau was talking tough. The Trudeau government has proposed a $16.6-billion tariff package, in retaliation for the Trump administration's decision to impose 25 per cent import duties on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum.

At the recent G-7 Summit meeting in Quebec, the first such summit ever to fail to produce a joint communiqué, President Trump served notice to America's allies that his country had no shared interests that deserved precedence over boosting U.S.net exports.

"He followed up by asking why the United States should "allow countries to continue to make "massive trade surpluses", asserting that it is "not fair to the people of America" and that the United States is suffering under a "$800 billion trade deficit".

Trudeau had attempted to keep relations cordial in comments to reporters as he arrived at a cabinet meeting in Ontario. Monday afternoon, NDP Member of Parliament Tracey Ramsey introduced a motion, which was unanimously adopted in the House, to stand in solidarity with Justin Trudeau, regardless of political stripe.

Someone may want to remind Trump that Mexico and Canada are part of NAFTA...

"So you know, it is something that we have discussed, and Canada is certainly prepared for any eventuality", said Freeland. "The wounds will heal, but the question [is] how does the relationship get impacted?"

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