White House adviser apologizes for slamming Justin Trudeau

Remigio Civitarese
Giugno 14, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's assertion that Canada "will not be pushed around" will end up costing Canadians "a lot of money".

Trump's most recent salvo came in a series of tweets from Singapore late Sunday, where he again blasted Canada for charging a 270 per cent tariff on USA dairy imports, and levelled more personal attacks at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Mr Trump was furious after Mr Trudeau had said at the end of a contentious economic summit in Quebec that he wouldn't let Canada be pushed around in trade relations with the United States.

Canadian lawmakers unanimously voted to oppose the U.S.' "illegitimate tariffs" on Canadian steel and aluminum and condemned disparaging statements made by the Trump administration about Canada.

Trump, who has since threatened to impose tariffs on Canada, added: "He learned".

But Trudeau - like many prime ministers before him - has little room for maneuver. When 9/11 happened, Gander, N.L., opened its doors to thousands of strangers, many of them Americans.

The move caused consternation among other members, leading Trudeau to promise to "move forward with retaliatory measures" in a news conference scheduled after Trump had left. "It's good for Canada, it's good for the dairy industry".

Lampron later told Reuters that the two sides had not discussed potential financial support for the sector. It also maintains strict limits on sugar imports that effectively raise the price of overseas sugar by almost 57 percent, according to the U.S. International Trade Commission.

In contrast, Trump was mostly smiles with North Korea's Kim Jong Un on Monday, and said talks between them were "top-of-the-line". Indeed, the U.S. Department of Agriculture tracks millions of litres of American milk that can't be sold that are dumped in farm fields annually, along with massive cheese surpluses piling up in warehouses. "These guys just pulled away and punched Canada in the face, and I think it was a line crossed and a bridge too far". "The longer term is not almost as clear", said Ekos pollster Frank Graves.

$1.2 billion in goods to Canada in 2016 - more than a third of the total global exports.

Monday's symbolic House vote was held after Mr. Trump criticized Mr. Trudeau over the weekend for vowing to retaliate against tariffs recently imposed by the USA on Canadian steel and aluminum products. Trump, who has frequently threatened to walk away from the pact, is now threatening tariffs on auto imports.

"That's going to cost a lot of money for the people of Canada", the irate president said.

USA shipments of the proteins have now tapered off, and the new price class also allowed Canadian processors to produce skim milk powder at a low enough price to compete globally.

He suggested that Trump was trying to project strength ahead of his summit with the North Korean leader.

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