"I have made it very clear to the president that it is not something we relish doing, but it is something that we absolutely will do", Trudeau said, a predictable reaction that nonetheless set off the commander-in-chief, who quickly reneged on a promise to sign a joint statement with other G7 leaders. Wrapping up a day-long summit with the North Korean leader, Trump described him as "talented". The U.S.at the end of May imposed tariffs of 25 percent on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum imports against Canada, Mexico and the European Union.
Mr Trump has consistently said that countries that have a trade surplus with the U.S. are "taking advantage".
No two nations are closer together politically, economically and militarily than the US and Canada. "According to a Canada release, they make nearly 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with USA (guess they were bragging and got caught!)". It's close to $100 billion a year loss with Canada.More news: Dixons Carphone reveals it has uncovered unauthorised access of customer’s data
The Americans' criticism of Trudeau left a former Canadian prime minister, Stephen Harper, stumped.
Trump initially called Trudeau's comments a "dishonest" act.
"Why should I, as President of the United States, allow countries to continue to make Massive Trade Surpluses, as they have for decades, while our Farmers, Workers & Taxpayers have such a big and unfair price to pay?" he tweeted. I really did, other than he had a news conference, that he had because he assumed I was in an airplane and I wasn't watching. "We just shook hands!'" Trump said Tuesday.
They were also thankful for the trade we do with the USA, our military aid, the underground railroad, the refugee program, our inclusivity and, of course, hockey and Tim Hortons.
A senior diplomatic source with knowledge of the discussions also said the photo captured an argument on the trade section of the communique.More news: Olympic Skier Bode Miller's 19-Month-Old Daughter Dies After Pool Accident
Asked if these were statements from the President, Navarro said they were his words, but that they reflected "the sentiment that was on Air Force One".
"My mission was to send a strong signal of strength".
"Let me correct a mistake I made", Mr Navarro said at a Wall Street Journal conference.
"On his comments, as I said, I'm going to stay focused on defending jobs for Canadians and supporting Canadian interests".More news: Ubisoft's psychological thriller Transference ditches VR requirement, is coming this fall
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