Trump's Twitter rant against Trudeau garners global reactions
Jun 12 2018
President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau engaged in a war of words after the G7 summit. "And for god's sake, doing it against Canada after the prime minister issued a fairly mild statement about the Canadians just standing their ground and then to have him attacked on the Sunday morning talk shows..."
As it turns out, Trudeau was responding to a reporter's question about USA -imposed steel tariffs during a press conference at the conclusion of the G7 summit.
"There are always irritants in relationships", Pompeo said, adding that without partners like Canada, "we wouldn't be in this place, we wouldn't have this diplomatic opportunity" with the North. And highlighted that it was not helping in our renegotiation of NAFTA and that it would be with regret, but it would be with absolute certainty and firmness that we move forward with retaliatory measures on July 1, applying equivalent tariffs to the ones that the Americans have unjustly applied to us.
The verbal volleys by Navarro and Trump's top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, picked up where Trump had left off on Saturday evening. "He really, actually, you know what, he did a great disservice to the whole G-7".
Trump had earlier lashed out at Canadian leader Justin Trudeau for what he said were "false statements" at a news conference and said the USA would not endorse the G7 communique. One of its early tweets read: numerous jokes were directed at the XX-year-old Canadian President, who bore the brunt of a twitter attack from President Trump and his White House advisers.
Trade adviser Peter Navarro told "Fox NewsSunday" that "there is a special place in hell for any leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy" with Trump.
And former foreign policy advisor to Trudeau, Roland Paris, called Trump "a pathetic little man-child".
Justin Trudeau at a press conference in April. "That's what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did, and that comes right from Air Force One".
He adds that America "cannot let our friends, or enemies, take advantage of us on trade anymore". "Kim must not see American weakness". "He can't do that".
The leaders of Canada and the United States are locked in an ugly, escalating public dispute over trade barriers, tariffs and how they think they world should resolve its problems.
"After many decades, fair and reciprocal Trade will happen!" According to a Canada release, they make nearly 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with United States (guess they were bragging and got caught!). Canada does indeed impose a 270% tariff on dairy that has kept many US dairy products from making their way from the U.S.to Canada. "Then Justin acts hurt when called out!" Senator John McCain responded to these tweets by supposedly speaking for the American people and saying that the country stands with the rest of the G7 countries, even if President Trump does not.
"I personally believe that the US has borne more than its fair share of most global obligations", Shelby said.
And it concludes with a direct shot at Trump, calling on the House to "reject disparaging and ad hominem statements by US officials which do a disservice to bilateral relations and work against efforts to resolve this trade dispute".