Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Markets | By Otis Pena

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's 'Eyebrow' Causes Social Media Firestorm

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's 'Eyebrow' Causes Social Media Firestorm

The spat has also drawn in Germany and France, who sharply criticised Mr Trump's decision to abruptly withdraw his support for a G7 communique hammered out at a Canadian summit, accusing him of destroying trust and acting inconsistently.

Leave it to U.S. President Donald Trump to bring Canadian Liberals and Conservatives together!

- Following Trump's departure from the G7 summit, Trudeau says in a press conference that he told the USA 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.

"He (Trudeau) was polarising".

In a tense interview today with CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union", Trump's economic advisor Larry Kudlow lambasted Trudeau.

Canadian tariffs were in place long before the summit and did not prevent Trump from initially endorsing the G-7 statement on trade. -Canada border. Trudeau told reporters that imposing retaliatory measures "is not something I relish doing" but that he wouldn't hesitate to do so because "I will always protect Canadian workers and Canadian interests".

In view of threatened United States tariffs on auto imports, which would particularly affect Germany, Grenell said that he was a "big vehicle fan" and knew how important the industry was. But the trolled Prime Minister had his staunch supporters too.

But Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday on ABC's "This Week", "I'm not so sure John's right about where America is on trade".

Speaking on US broadcaster Fox News, US trade adviser Peter Navarro blamed Canada for the disastrous ending to the G7 summit. Justin Trudeau wears fake eyebrows and takes really good care of us most of the time.

Justin Trudeau's stance was solid and clear! "One of the arguments was that the president can't show weakness, and that what Trudeau did required this robust response otherwise the president would appear to be weak as he flew to Singapore".

Final preparations under way for Trump-Kim summit
Sky News video showed the impressive motorcade that that carried Kim from the airport to his overnight lodgings. Still, Dennis has strong feelings about how the meeting's gonna go down once Trump and Kim meet.

Navarro added that Trudeau's move was "one of the worst political miscalculations of a Canadian leader in modern Canadian history".

And GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger said he was "confused" when he saw the remarks from Navarro.

Fielding questions from the opposition about finding collective solutions to respond to Trump and both planned and floated tariffs from the USA administration, LeBlanc thanked the opposition parties for their backing. He had other things, bigger things, on his plate in Singapore.

He did him a favour and he was even willing to sign that socialist communique.

Similarly, Krueger said Trump was unlikely to take the countermeasures lying down and could hit back with more trade restrictions. He said that Canada has to stand up for itself.

"Canada does not believe that ad hominem attacks are a particularly appropriate or useful way to conduct our relations with other countries", said Canadian foreign affairs minister Chrystia Freeland, according to the Toronto Star.

"Take NAFTA for example".

"This bilateral was among the most productive we've ever had and we have had some productive ones", the first source said. Now the US, Canada and Mexico are renegotiating the NAFTA agreement which Trump had earlier deemed to be unfair for the US.

In a pointed criticism of Trump's policy, May said that the most effective way of reaping the benefits of globalisation was through multilateral action, adding: "It can not be done by taking unilateral action against your partners". Seemingly confused by Trump's fury, Trudeau's office said in a statement that "the prime minister said nothing he hasn't said before - both in public and in private conversations with the president".

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