The United States and Canada swung further on Sunday toward a diplomatic and trade crisis as top White House advisers lashed out at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a day after US President Trump called him "very dishonest and weak".
Trump tweeted on Sunday.
During a press conference after the summit, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau flatly rejected a proposal by the White House to insert a sunset clause in a re-negotiated North American Free Trade Agreement.
Former Minister of National Defence in Stephen Harper's government, among other positions, Peter MacKay dropped by our Toronto Sun offices to chat with Editor-In-Chief Adrienne Batra and unpack what Trump and Trudeau's growing feud means to Canada (hello: recession?!) and why he wishes our PM had been chiller with Trump.
Conte, who is attending his first summit, had earlier indicated that he was in favour of Trump's proposal to welcome Russian Federation back into an organization from which it was frozen out after annexing Crimea in 2014.More news: Kadena Grounds F-15 Flights After Crash; Pilot in Serious Condition
While leaders thought Trump may not agree to the climate charter, they had hoped the USA would at least consider signing off on the ocean agreement.
"We do protect our dairy industry", said Charest.
"There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door", Navarro said.
After a pre-summit meeting of G-7 finance ministers, in which Washington was rebuked by the other six members on June 2, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that despite sharp disagreements on trade, the other countries remain "our most important allies".
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Two Trump advisers have used television interviews to attack Trudeau following the summit.
Mr Kudlow accused the Canadian PM of betraying Mr Trump with "polarising" statements on trade policy that risked making the USA leader look weak ahead of a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Kudlow, in a separate TV appearance, said Trudeau was "polarizing" and "really kind of stabbed us in the back".
He said: "If I can get the president to actually realise that what he's doing is counterproductive for his own goals as well, perhaps we can move forward in a smarter way". "The Prime Minister said nothing he hasn't said before - both in public, and in private conversations with the President". Kudlow suggested on "Face the Nation" that Mr. Trump saw Trudeau as trying to weaken his hand before that meeting, saying the president won't "allow the people to suddenly take pot shots at him".
"I can't believe this has to be said, but Justin Trudeau obviously didn't have a "fake eyebrow" falling off during his press conference with Emmanuel Macron", the reporter tweeted. He also said that the North American Free Trade Agreement could either be renegotiated, split up into separate trade deals, or the USA could pull out entirely.More news: Hilary Duff Announces She’s Expecting a "Little Princess" With Boyfriend Matthew Koma
- Following Trump's departure from the G7 summit, Trudeau says in a press conference that he told the US president that his steel and aluminum tariffs were "kind of insulting", that Canada "will not be pushed around" and that it would not hesitate to impose retaliatory measures. That's what week, dishonest Justin Trudeau did. He said USA representatives will examine the tariffs on automobiles coming into the country and bemoaned the Canadian tariffs that affect American companies and farmers.