Trump vents anger on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, European Union and Canada's Trudeau

Cheryl Sanders
June 12, 2018

"Ultimately that's what you want, you want tariff free, no barriers, and you want no subsides because you have some countries subsidizing industries and that's not fair", Trump said.

Navarro, in a Fox News interview on Sunday, condemned Trudeau after the Canadian leader's post-summit news conference following the summit with US President Donald Trump and other world leaders from the Group of Seven.

"He really kind of stabbed us in the back", Kudlow said, echoing Navarro.

The US President is referring to when Trudeau told reports that Canada "will not be pushed around" in response to the Trump administration's newly announced tariffs on steel and aluminum.

The next morning, Navarro and chief economics adviser Larry Kudlow were deployed to the Sunday talk shows.

"The president, coming late, stands before the cameras and says, "Why don't we add Russian Federation to the group".

Trump was flying to Singapore for his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the time.

Trump has asked the U.S. Commerce Department to review whether vehicle imports threaten national security, which would add to levies already imposed on steel and aluminum.

The president's smart call to eliminate not only tariffs but also subsidies complicates his complaint about Canada's tariffs on American dairy products because the US dairy sector is massively subsidized by the federal government.

The Trump administration took umbrage at an ally publicly criticizing US policy just before a historic meeting with Kim Jong-Un.

Ambrose said the government needs to consider what more it's willing to put on the NAFTA table, keeping in mind that "what's at stake is just so much bigger than our pride".

Immediately after his remarks Saturday, Trump blasted Trudeau's statement as "dishonest & weak" on Twitter and announced the United States would not be signing the joint G7 communique - a symbolic but unprecedented move.

Five automakers - GM, Ford, FCA, Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. - produced about 2.2 million vehicles in Canada past year. "Most inept and shameless Administration since Harding".

But Kudlow said he doesn't know whether there will be a deal and that Trump had no alternative but to respond the way he did to Trudeau's "very unfortunate" statements.

"I think he set the news in a completely wrong direction as he headed off to Singapore", Heyman said.

The fight isn't just with Trudeau and Canada but with the best allies of the U.S., Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California said on CNN.

But the House of Commons wasn't the only place Trudeau found support. "The prime minister has indicated this clearly ... and our negotiators at the NAFTA table have also indicated this clearly".

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