Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Trudeau: We support Trump's North Korea efforts, won't engage on comments

Trudeau: We support Trump's North Korea efforts, won't engage on comments

Trump said at a news conference on Tuesday in Singapore, after he met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, that Trudeau had "learned" from the experience.

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro apologized, sort of, to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday, two days after saying there is a "special place in hell" for the leader of the United States' neighbor.

At an event hosted by the Journal, Navarro said he had made a mistake, according to the newspaper.

The backstabbing charge seems over the top, but the White House's contention is that Trudeau ought to have capped the G-7 summit by talking about Trump and the U.S.

MacLauchlan said he supported the Prime Minister's retaliatory tariffs in response to USA tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum and called on opposition parties to join him in expressing support for the federal government.

Trump says Trudeau "probably didn't know that Air Force One has about 20 televisions".

His apology comes amid a war of words between Trump and Trudeau after the G7 summit in Canada.

The feud escalated on Friday and Saturday as Trump called for Russian Federation to be readmitted to the G-7, a group of leading industrialized nations, and declared after he left the summit that the us would not endorse a joint communique issued by the group.

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Trump quickly fired back on Twitter, calling Trudeau's comments "very dishonest and weak". Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy! Yesterday Ford said he stands "shoulder to shoulder" with the Liberal prime minister because Ontario jobs are at stake.

The back-and-forth between Trump and Trudeau highlights the growing tensions between the United States and some the country's closest allies.

The EU has "a $151 billion surplus" which it should use to fund "military", said Trump Monday, referencing what Trump believes is the US' outsized financial contribution to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

Importantly, it was Mr. Trump who delivered a barn-burner news conference, hours before Mr. Trudeau's. "But if history tells us one thing, it's that no one nation's preeminence is eternal", she said.

"Canada has therefore announced, truly more in sorrow than in anger, announced a perfectly reciprocal, measured, dollar for dollar retaliation response" that will come into effect July 1, Freeland said, before adding that "we really are confident that at the end of the day common sense will prevail". The big question Canada and the European Union must answer for themselves, now, is whether Trump is an unfortunate temporary anomaly, or merely the first in a coming succession of "America First" presidents.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh urged the federal government to get serious about drafting a rescue plan for steel and aluminum workers, who are going to feel the brunt of the initial impact of the dispute - and soon.

Warner said that Trump's behavior undermined USA leadership and spited allies that Washington is deeply reliant on. "We look forward to looking at the details of the agreement".

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