Trump Shuts Down CNN Reporter at G-7 Summit - Cortney O'Brien

Cheryl Sanders
June 12, 2018

Mr Trudeau, who had said at the news conference that Canada would retaliate over new U.S. tariffs, did not respond to questions about Mr Trump when the prime minister arrived at a Quebec City hotel on Sunday for meetings with other world leaders.

Trump's toadies dispense with all credibility when they call Trudeau's comments about the "insulting" new tariffs on Canada's steel and aluminum "nothing short of an attack" on the US political system and bizarrely suggest Trudeau may have damaged the chances of a peace deal with North Korea.

US President Donald Trump has fired off a string of angry tweets criticising America's closest allies hours after leaving a divisive G7 summit in Canada.

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

Kudlow suggested Trump saw Trudeau as trying to weaken his hand before that meeting, saying the president won't "let a Canadian prime minister push him around".

Hours after Mr Trump withdrew his support for the joint statement and attacked Mr Trudeau, Mr Kudlow and trade adviser Peter Navarro drove the message home on Sunday morning news shows in an extraordinary assault on a close U.S. ally and neighbour.

While the agreement of legislators who are normally opposed on most fronts was remarkable, the anger also spread to pundits, officials, celebrities and ordinary citizens as Canadians vowed consumer boycotts of American goods and brainstormed insults of Trump on social media.


The comments, made after Trump had left to go to Singapore for his much-anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, infuriated the US president.

Freeland reiterated that Canada would retaliate to USA tariffs in a measured and reciprocal way, adding the country would always be willing to talk.

Earlier, the White House escalated the unprecedented criticism against Trudeau, branding him a back-stabber unworthy of Trump's time. The president also repeated claims that Canada overtaxes American dairy products under its supply management system and complained about Canadian automobiles flooding the US market.

Trump told Macron during their meeting in Washington that there are too many German cars in the United States, the source previously told CNN.

A video posted of Trudeau delivering a press conference appeared to show Trudeau's left eyebrow "falling off" his face.

Trump pushed back at the reporter's agenda and said the relationship between the US and her allies is a "ten".

"Since World War II, we've had a number of allies around the world, and they are especially represented at the G-7", Udall said.


"On the steel tariffs I have a couple of fairly substantial operations in my own riding that are very anxious (about the USA penalties)".

Trump goes to bat for Putin at the G-7, saying Russian Federation should be let back in, and he is giddy with excitement for a first-ever meeting with Kim John Un that will only legitimize the hermit strong man.

Canada's foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, said her country "does not conduct its diplomacy through ad hominem attacks".

Trump is now feuding with Trudeau and other close allies of the United States over trade just one day after leaving the G7 Summit in Canada where he met with world leaders. "Americans stand with you, even if our president doesn't". You can see that his eyebrows have always been uneven.

"[Trump] wants to move all of that manufacturing back to the States, [but] we don't have people to actually do this work", Heyman said. Trudeau stuck our president in the back.

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.


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