Published: Mon, June 11, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Trump's Chief Economic Adviser Says Justin Trudeau "Stabbed Us in the Back"

Trump's Chief Economic Adviser Says Justin Trudeau

"We are not going to live with the deals the way they are", Trump said.

Charest said if he does follow through on autos, it "will be a catastrophe", citing that 22 per cent of the cars sold in the USA past year were exported from Canada.

President Donald Trump, right, talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after the family photo during the G7 Summit, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Charlevoix, Canada.

Follow his statement, Trump and several of his advisors went on the attack, citing similar talking points. She described the experience as "sobering", after Trump dashed what had been an "arduously negotiated" declaration.

"I don't think that inflammatory language makes things better".

A Trudeau spokesman, Cameron Ahmad, said Saturday night that Trudeau "said nothing he hasn't said before - both in public and in private conversations" with Trump. Trump has said that Russian Federation should have been readmitted to the negotiations. "Canadians are polite, we are reasonable, but we will also not be pushed around".

"We asked him about that", she told Anne Will, adding that his answers "did not sound convincing" to her.

Mr Trump said: "If they retaliate they are making a mistake".

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Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau have been at loggerheads over trade tariffs

"Tariffs are going to come way down because we people can not continue to do that".

She said that "before any such conversations can take place" about readmitting Russian Federation, the Kremlin "needs to change its approach".

"We wouldn't be surprised if he does it against our dairy sector, and perhaps our auto sector, so I think we have to be prepared for anything", she said.

The move enraged Trump, who branded his Canadian counterpart "dishonest and weak" in a furious tweet, announcing the United States would pull out of an agreed communique. Trump tweeted that Trudeau was "very dishonest & weak".

Trump, who arrived late to the first meeting on gender equality today, will leave before talks on climate change and the health of oceans, after not gaining support in his grievances over United States tariffs. In his turn, Trump announced that the USA would be looking to impose tariffs on vehicle imports. From promoting democracy and to fighting terrorism, "we're on the same page".

Trump had delivered a stark warning to America's trading partners not to counter his decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

The chancellor also announced during Sunday's interview that, just like Canada, the European Union was also preparing counter-measures to Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs.

Trump's deteriorating relationships with Trudeau and Macron - both of whom he has previously lavished with praise - come as the USA finds itself increasingly isolated from key allies over Trump's isolationist policies, including his decisions to pull out of the Paris climate agreement and to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.

Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Danny Kirwan dies
Kirwan made his recording debut on the band's #1 United Kingdom instrumental hit, " Albatross ", released in November 1968. He did not attend the ceremony when he and his fellow bandmates were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

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