Kudlow also accused Trudeau of trying to undermine the US president at a critical time before his summit with the reclusive Kim on Tuesday.
“However, later the same day, Trump said he had instructed the US House of Representatives not to endorse the communique due to the statements made by Trudeau, who called the recent US metal tariffs insulting” and pledged to proceed with retaliatory measures.
Following the G7 leaders summit, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held a press conference criticizing US tariffs and said that Canada “will not be pushed around”.
“Canadians are polite, we’re reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around”.
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Sunday blasted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, saying there was a “special place in hell” for the foreign leader because he disagrees with President Donald Trump on trade.
Trump and Trudeau exchanged barbs after a highly contentious G-7 meeting resulted in a press conference in which Trudeau promised not to be pushed around.
Speaking at a news conference, Mr Trudeau said: “I highlighted directly to the president that Canadians did not take it lightly, the United States’ move forward with significant tariffs on our steel and aluminium industry”.
But in an apparent nod to Trump, it also pledged to push for swift reforms to the World Trade Organisation which the United States president has said has been a “disaster” for his country.
“Trump mentions Canada again in a couple more tweets about tradeon June 4 – “.Canada has all sorts of trade barriers on our Agricultural products.
Photographers captured images of the tension between Trump and other world leaders, including one in which French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron gripped Trump’s hand so tightly that he left an imprint.
President Trump withdrew from a joint statement with G7 allies on trade because he needed to show toughness before his historic negotiations with Kim Jong Un, according to his chief economic adviser. Copies that begin “We, the Leaders of the G7.” were distributed in the press room stamped “Approved”. “That’s what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did, and that comes right from Air Force One”.
Trump quickly responded by personally attacking Trudeau. We can’t pose a security threat to the United States, and I know that Americans understand that. “I don’t think even Trump supporters think the Canadian trade relationship is a problem”.
He takes an “America First” approach to trade and during the summit accused other countries of “robbing” the U.S. with their policies. We spent two days obtaining a draft and commitments.
“We are convinced that a modernization is perfectly possible, we are convinced that common sense will triumph”, she said.
“You go tariff-free, you go barrier-free, you go subsidy-free”. In response to US duties, Canada has already issued its own tariff threats, which Trudeau said would go into effect on July 1. Great meetings and relationships with the six Country Leaders especially since they know I can not allow them to apply large Tariffs and strong barriers to. United States of America. They didn’t tell you that, did they? “And you know Obama can say all he wants, but he allowed Russian Federation to take Crimea”, he said.
European officials said Trump had tried to water down the language in the draft communique on the WTO and rules-based trade.
He left the summit four hours earlier than originally planned and will miss key talks on the environment, including working sessions on climate change, clean energy and the health of the oceans. “On the contrary, as part of the USA law, we are part of the national defense base of the United States”.