Trump says Canadian leader Justin Trudeau 'learned' from trade comments

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President Donald Trump meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the G-7 summit, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Charlevoix, Canada.

Trump's top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, suggested that Trump saw Trudeau as trying to weaken his hand before the summit with Kim. In fact, the Trump administration's concerns about Canadian trade centre on relatively insignificant concerns, such as the treatment of U.S. dairy products.

The communique, which had appeared to have papered over the cracks that surfaced so uncharacteristically at the G-7, said the leaders of the United States, Canada, Britain, France, Italy, Germany and Japan were agreed on the need for "free, fair and mutually beneficial trade" and the importance of fighting protectionism.

Mulroney's role as a former prime minister advising an opposing party is unique to him throughout Canada's history and is indicative of the alignment between the two main federal parties over the trade file.

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday (Jun 12) kept up his feud with America's closest allies over trade, saying he could not allow them to continue taking advantage of the United States.

"He really stabbed us in the back".

Many compared Trudeau's statement to the scene in 2003 holiday classic "Love Actually", in which Hugh Grant, playing the British prime minister, stands up to the American president, played by Billy Bob Thornton, during a press conference.

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"Trudeau did not make President Trump look weak", Hayden said on CNN Newday Monday. However instead due to President Trumps harsh remarks this uncalled for clash started. "We don't think that that is a useful or productive way to do business", she said.

Donald Trump has been tweeting about his excitement to meet Kim Jong Un while pushing United States allies further away with trade war threats.

It came sandwiched between tweets railing against Canada, Germany, and the European Union over their "unfair" trade with the United States, and accused them of taking advantage of American workers.

While other presidents and prime ministers have had testy relations - president Richard Nixon famously used a profane word, behind closed doors, to refer to Trudeau's father Pierre Trudeau, also in the context of trade talks - neither side has demonstrated this level of animosity since John Diefenbaker feuded with John F. Kennedy in the early 1960s.

Trump is in Singapore where he is meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. "We will act too", Merkel said.

The motion calls on the House to recognize the importance of Canada's "long-standing, mutually beneficial trading relationship" with the USA, "strongly oppose" the "illegitimate tariffs" imposed on steel and aluminum, stand "in solidarity" with the Trudeau government's decision to impose retaliatory tariffs and remain united in support of the supply management system of regulating Canada's dairy and poultry industry. Yet the beauty of it was in the last line: " Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!".

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