Trump's Chief Economic Adviser Says Justin Trudeau "Stabbed Us in the Back"

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Trump's Chief Economic Adviser Says Justin Trudeau "Stabbed Us in the Back"

"He was polarizing. He really kind of stabbed us in the back", Kudlow, who literally at times was shaking with rage, said on CNN's "State of the Union".

Trump called Trudeau "very dishonest and weak" on Twitter on Saturday and then sent Kudlow and trade adviser Peter Navarro to hammer the message home on Sunday morning news shows in an extraordinary assault on a close US ally and neighbor.

However, Harper, a conservative, said he understands why President Donald Trump believes the US needs better trade relationships with China and aspects of the country's trade relationship with Mexico, particularly its auto sector.

After Trump departed for Singapore for a highly anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Trudeau criticized Trump for triggering a trade dispute and said Canada would retaliate with tariffs against the U.S.

"Trudeau says that we are the problem with tariffs". But that sense of solidarity extends further than Trudeau's approach this weekend, said Watt and other Canadian political insiders from across the ideological spectrum. He reiterated his longstanding view that the USA has been taken advantage of in global trade, adding, "We're like the piggy bank that everybody's robbing, and that ends".

Trudeau also stated that Canadians did not take it lightly that the US has moved forward with significant tariffs on their steel and aluminum industry. But even those vested in Canadian trade are not expected to come to his defence as long as the USA economy is roaring.

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks off the stage after speaking at a press conference at the G7 leaders summit in La Malbaie, Que., on Saturday, June 9, 2018.

Mr Trudeau had sought to play down personal clashes with Mr Trump as he wrapped up the summit, calling the meeting "very successful" and saying he was "inspired by the discussion".

U.S. President Donald Trump throws the G7's efforts to show a united front into disarray after he became angry with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and instructed his representatives NOT to endorse the summit's joint communique.

Soon after Trump's tweets, his national security adviser John Bolton tweeted a now-viral photo of the President sitting down and crossing his arms with the other leaders standing around him.

Trudeau at a press conference in Quebec as the G-7 meeting ended said he had highlighted in the session that "Canadians did not take it lightly that the United States has moved forward with significant tariffs on our steel and aluminum industry".

"I have every desire to see our negotiations with Canada continue productively and beneficially, but Prime Minister Trudeau is sabotaging that cause by driving both sides into their corners instead of encouraging a more diplomatic dialogue", Krishnamoorthi continued.

He told Fox News Mr. Trump "did the courtesy to Justin Trudeau to travel up to Quebec for that summit". The president could have said that.

When Trump left Quebec, it was thought that a compromise had been reached, despite the tension and the determination of European leaders Macron and Merkel to push back against the U.S. president's protectionist policies. He described all seven leaders coming together to sign the joint declaration despite having "some strong, firm conversations on trade, and specifically on American tariffs".