'Special place in hell': Trump aides slam Trudeau over G7 remarks

'Special place in hell': Trump aides slam Trudeau over G7 remarks

Earlier, Trump elaborated on his abrupt Twitter outburst as he departed the summit Saturday, telling a news conference in Singapore that Trudeau's assertion that Canada "will not be pushed around" would end up costing Canadians "a lot of money".

Yet even as it did so, some in this country were calling for major reforms to the very system of protections for Canada's dairy, egg and chicken farmers that first ignited - and has continued to sustain - Trump's anger: supply management.

"[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 said after the G-7 meeting that the aluminum and steel tariffs imposed by the USA on Canada on national security grounds were insulting and that "Canadians are polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around".

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

"Canadians are polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around", Mr Trudeau said. In other words, we and our allies are well down the path toward totally free trade.

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

Interested in Donald Trump?

White House Director of Trade Policy Peter Navarro dodges the press after speaking on Fox News at the White House in Washington DC
“I used language that was inappropriate,” trade adviser Peter Navarro said according to Wall Street Journal reporters. | Getty

MPs of all political stripes unanimously adopted a motion to that effect proposed by New Democrat MP Tracey Ramsey even as Trump continued to rail against what he described as unfair trade policies of Canada and other traditional USA allies.

The escalating clash cast a shadow over the Trump's nuclear talks with Kim and led critics to question why the president was bashing United States partners while appearing to cosy up to one of Washington's bitterest long-time foes.

Donald Trump's trade adviser is apologizing for saying there's a "special place in hell" for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau because of his "bad-faith diplomacy" during the G7 summit in Quebec.

Navarro said on Fox that his words came "straight from Air Force One".

Last Friday, Trump - feeling slighted by Trudeau, who took a tough stance toward US tariffs by saying he wouldn't tolerate being "pushed around" - launched an attack via Twitter, calling the leader "dishonest" and "weak". It's close to $100 billion a year loss with Canada. Save public charges of treachery for our adversaries. The negotiations will either be bilateral or trilateral with Mexico, he said. "Who picked the fight?"

Trudeau did not fire back when asked to respond to his US counterpart's latest jab. The president could have said that.

It now appears clear that the White House attempted to use Canada's interest in a successful G-7 summit to extract trade concessions.

The suggestion to re-admit Russian Federation, expelled after its 2014 invasion of Crimea, was met by widespread skepticism; only new Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte appeared to favor a return to a "G-8".

Capcom Have Finally Revealed Devil May Cry V
A short-haired Nero stars as the protagonist, wielding a badass sword and mechanical arm as his main source of causing mayhem. During the Xbox presentation, Devil May Cry 5 took the stage and teased a very exciting direction for the franchise.

Related Articles

  • Microsoft establishes new studio The Initiative

    Microsoft establishes new studio The Initiative

    During the conference, we learned quite a bit about Forza Horizon 4 and even got a pretty good look at the game in action. In a blog post, 343 Industries revealed that the game is still in very early stages of development.
    Anthony Bourdain Loving Meats and Wine on Final Shoot, No Depression Signs

    Anthony Bourdain Loving Meats and Wine on Final Shoot, No Depression Signs

    Oliver wrote on Instagram: "I have to say I'm in total shock to hear that the unbelievable @anthonybourdain has just died". He was reportedly there filming his hit series Parts Unknown when his friend Eric Ripert made the tragic discovery.
    Hitman 2 Announced Slated to Release This November

    Hitman 2 Announced Slated to Release This November

    From sun-drenched streets to dark and risky rainforests, nowhere is safe from the world's most creative assassin, Agent 47 . The first trailer for Hitman 2 has shot its way onto the internet, but it's more subtle than you might think.
  • U.S. Justice's ACA decision is latest of many shifts

    U.S. Justice's ACA decision is latest of many shifts

    Sessions said in his letter that the Justice Department was not arguing that the entire law did not pass constitutional muster. But polls show support for the law increasing as it becomes more imperiled, and the result has been a political sea change.
    Meghan Markle unfairly attacked for wearing 'inappropriate dress' at a Royal engagement

    Meghan Markle unfairly attacked for wearing 'inappropriate dress' at a Royal engagement

    Meghan Markle has rebelled against the regal dress code, revealing her arms once more after claims she had been "duchessified". That's why we're constantly taking cues from the Duchess of Sussex on how to dress for any occasion.
    Amazon To Exclusively Broadcast Premier League Games From 2019

    Amazon To Exclusively Broadcast Premier League Games From 2019

    The giant online retailer will show 20 Premier League matches a season for three years, starting from the 2019/20 season. The deal is an important milestone for Amazon, but it represents only a fraction of the larger Premier League pie.
  • Kim Kardashian West the star is now also the reformer

    Kim Kardashian West the star is now also the reformer

    The statement noted Johnson was known as a mentor to other inmates, and cited recommendations for clemency from prison officials. Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson , following Kim Kardashian's visit to the White House last week.
    Yoel Romero Voices Frustration With Commission After Missing Weight

    Yoel Romero Voices Frustration With Commission After Missing Weight

    Romero was the last fighter to weigh-in Friday, and originally came in one pound over the championship fight limit of 185 pounds. So, for the second consecutive fight, Romero will be in a planned championship bout without the opportunity to claim the title.
    MACRON’S MUTINY: French President TURNS on TRUMP Ahead of G7 Summit

    MACRON’S MUTINY: French President TURNS on TRUMP Ahead of G7 Summit

    Mr Trudeau has described the United States claim that the tariff decision was taken on national security grounds as "insulting". On the agenda for the two-day summit will be economic growth, employment, gender equality, climate change and world peace.
  • Thiem: I have a plan to stop Nadal

    Thiem: I have a plan to stop Nadal

    Thiem also just beat Nadal a few weeks ago, winning 48 percent of his return points. "Still, I know how to play against him". In the victory, Thiem won 83 percent of his first serve points and 61 percent of his second serve points.
    Kendrick Perkins Flips Off Kevin Durant During Press Conference

    Kendrick Perkins Flips Off Kevin Durant During Press Conference

    The Cavaliers need to do some serious soul searching before tonight's game if they want to come out with a win. But he returned in the third quarter and went on to make some crucial plays in the Warriors' 110-102 win.
    Ariya Jutanugarn overcomes collapse, wins US Women's Open playoff

    Ariya Jutanugarn overcomes collapse, wins US Women's Open playoff

    Ariya Jutanugarn parred the fourth play-off hole to beat South Korea's Kim Hyo-joo for the 2018 US Women's Open title on Sunday. Kim was on the green in two, while Jutanugarn pulled her second shot into a bunker, and both walked away with a par.