Trump in hot waters for lashing back at Canada after G7 summit

  • Trump in hot waters for lashing back at Canada after G7 summit

Trump in hot waters for lashing back at Canada after G7 summit

Peter Navarro, Trump's top trade adviser, said, "There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad-faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump".

"We're being taken advantage of on trade", Trump said.

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

A Trudeau spokesman, Cameron Ahmad, said Saturday night that Trudeau "said nothing he hasn't said before - both in public and in private conversations" with Trump.

Despite his own US Trade Representative's office confirming the trade surplus falls more than $8 billion in Washington's favour Trump has repeatedly insisted that US workers are getting ripped off by NAFTA.

Mulroney has acted as an informal advisor on US trade to Trudeau's Liberal government.

Members of Parliament gave unanimous consent for a motion backing Canadian steel and aluminium, hit by United States tariffs, as well as the supply management system that supports key agriculture sectors, and gave a standing ovation for the government response to the Trump administration's verbal attacks on Trudeau.

Trump said he was retaliating against Canada with countervailing tariffs, saying of Trudeau: "He learned that's going to cost a lot of money for the people of Canada".

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

Meanwhile, the Canadian province of Quebec has offered $C100 million ($A101 million) in loans and guarantees for steel and aluminium companies hit by the U.S. tariffs.

Trump imposed steep tariffs on steel and aluminum last month to rebalance trade, he said.

If these goods that originate in Canada and are eventually sold there without have been substantially worked upon in the United States are taken into account then Ottawa comes out the victor.

US President Donald Trump issued a volley of tweets on Monday venting anger on some of Washington's closest North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies over the United State's trade deficit, following a divisive G7 meeting in Canada.

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"There are always irritants in relationships", Pompeo said, adding that without partners like Canada, "we wouldn't be in this place, we wouldn't have this diplomatic opportunity" with the North.

"And I said, 'push him around?'" Trump said, describing his reaction to the press conference. He reiterated his longstanding view that the U.S. has been taken advantage of in global trade, adding, "We're like the piggy bank that everybody's robbing, and that ends".