Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Business | By Kate Woods

Trump Aide Larry Kudlow Calls Justin Trudeau Trade Comments A 'Betrayal'

Trump Aide Larry Kudlow Calls Justin Trudeau Trade Comments A 'Betrayal'

"I have made it clear to [President Trump] that it is not something we relish doing, but it is something that we absolutely will do", Trudeau said.

German foreign minister Heiko Maas posted on Twitter: "You can destroy an incredible amount of trust very quickly in a tweet".

On Friday, Trump called for Russian Federation to be added to the summit to restore it the G8, a statement that Nebraska Republican Sen.

"In the name of the Western allies, he ought to come out today and wish President Trump well in the negotiations, instead of taking potshots at us", Kudlow said.

While other presidents and prime ministers have had testy relations - president Richard Nixon famously used a profane word, behind closed doors, to refer to Trudeau's father Pierre Trudeau, also in the context of trade talks - neither side has demonstrated this level of animosity since John Diefenbaker feuded with John F. Kennedy in the early 1960s.

Trudeau's office, in turn, said what the Canadian leader said on Saturday was nothing new.

Trump continued to attack Canada in a series of tweets on Sunday. "Well, the in-factual, the non-factual part of this was they have enormous tariffs", Kudlow said.

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The President insists he has slapped the levies on to hit back at charges imposed by other countries and has accused his allies of trying to milk the Us's economy.

'The United States has been taken advantage of for decades and decades, ' Trump told reporters, reiterating his long-standing view that Washington has been exploited for too long by existing trade arrangements.

He cited "a $800 Billion Trade Deficit" for the US, a number he's touted several times.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were all jokes and smiles for the media as they met at the Group of Seven leaders summit in Quebec on Friday, but neither budged on the serious trade dispute between them. "Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy".

Trudeau, who had said at the news conference that Canada would retaliate for new US tariffs, didn't respond to questions about Trump when the prime minister arrived at a Quebec City hotel Sunday for meetings with other world leaders.

"We will always stand up for Canadian workers, their jobs & their livelihoods", he said.

The President ripped Trudeau on twitter over his "false statements" to the press; adding that he instructed his administration "not to endorse" a joint statement from the G7 countries following the contentious summit.

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In one behind-the-scenes account from the G7, a French presidential official described an "extraordinary" session in which leaders surrounded Trump and showered him with data one after the other in an attempt to sway him to drop USA tariffs.

And he brought in Merkel's government: " ... And those changes are unpredictable - and not necessarily beneficial to the United States. 'It was a hard time, rough, very frank'. Navarro later clarified that his comments were "the sentiment that was on Air Force One after that".

Trump arrived late for a gathering of G7 leaders focused on gender diversity on Saturday morning.

With Trump saying he wants to see all these tariffs abolished, it seems unlikely that he's ignorant on trade or purposely instigating a trade war.

Trudeau fires back on May 31 over the tariffs being applied on the premise Canada poses a national security threat to the U.S.

"That's what bad-faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference".

'This isn't just G7. Perhaps the harm done by higher tariffs on imported steel and aluminum are not worth the potential benefits from lower tariffs.

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You know, the way they say that you know if you're going to like somebody in the first five seconds? 'And it's going to stop. In the course of discussion, a compromise was reached, with the final wording speaking about commitment to "modernize the WTO to make it more fair as soon as possible".

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