|Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada (L) and Donald Trump (R)|
White House advisers attacked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as being “weak” and “dishonest” after Trudeau held a press conference at the G7 summit addressing proposed tariffs by the U.S.
From The Daily Beast:
The name-calling underscores the growing rift between the U.S. and one of its closest allies over trade policies and tariffs, and it threatens to further upend the progress on key economic issues that world leaders say they made at the G7 summit over the weekend.
“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,” top White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said on Fox News Sunday, echoing the president’s similar attacks against Trudeau. “And that’s what bad-faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference. That’s what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did.”
Trudeau, whose country hosted the annual G7 summit, announced during the summit that Canada was preparing “retaliatory measures” against the Trump administration’s decision to impose new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from his country.
“I have made it very clear to the president that it is not something we relish doing, but it is something that we absolutely will do, because Canadians—we’re polite, we’re reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around,” Trudeau said.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will impose retaliatory measures to answer President Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum: "Canadians: we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around." https://t.co/qtUL2rS6Ik pic.twitter.com/z4Kw1DzdqA— CNN (@CNN) June 10, 2018
PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, “US Tariffs were kind of insulting” and he “will not be pushed around.” Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2018
Trump aide now saying “there’s a special place in Hell” for Trudeau. This has quickly gone from ridiculous to outrageous to dangerous. Republicans, are you really going to allow the WH to talk about our closest ally like this?!— Bryce Tache 🇺🇸 (@brycetache) June 10, 2018