Canada parliament condemns Trump's attacks on Trudeau and tariffs
- Author: Rogelio Becker Jun 13, 2018,
Jun 13, 2018, 1:35
That was when Trudeau said Canada would take retaliatory steps in response to steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by Trump on Canada and other allies.
"We will continue to conduct our diplomacy the Canadian way, that is, being positive and constructive and firm in defending the interests of our industries.in diplomacy it doesn't really matter about personal feelings and personal comments", said Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne when asked about the apology.
Trump's chief economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, similarly took the airwaves over the weekend to call Trudeau's remarks after the summit a "betrayal" of the president.
"Canadians are polite and reasonable but we will also not be pushed around", he had said.
And it concludes with a direct shot at Trump, calling on the House to "reject disparaging and ad hominem statements by US officials which do a disservice to bilateral relations and work against efforts to resolve this trade dispute". That number shifts to a $17.5 billion trade deficit when services are excluded.
In contrast, Trump was incredibly friendly during his historic meeting with Kim in Singapore on Tuesday, even giving the North Korean leader a thumbs-up.
"Everybody was happy, and then he gave out a little bit of an obnoxious thing", Trump said of the prime minister. "That's what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did, and that comes right from Air Force One".
Five automakers - GM, Ford, FCA, Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. - produced about 2.2 million vehicles in Canada previous year. Keep it behind closed doors. The negotiations will either be bilateral or trilateral with Mexico, he said.
Liberal MP and former dairy farmer Wayne Easter said there was a real sense of panic building in his P.E.I. riding over the implications of Trump's pronouncements following his departure from the G7 gathering.
"I think he set the news in a completely wrong direction as he headed off to Singapore", Heyman said.
Trudeau did not fire back when asked to respond to his US counterpart's latest jab.
"Not to sign a statement of solidarity, which stands for everything that we stand for, is a big mistake", Feinstein said.
"There had to be an agreement someplace that the president clearly felt other members had clearly violated, or at least the prime minister had violated", Rounds said.