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President Trump Is Still Very Angry With Canada's PM Justin Trudeau

13 June 2018

Mr Trump's advisers said the United States president believed he had been stabbed in the back by Mr Trudeau over USA tariffs.

There was nothing new in what Trudeau said, having previously stated that Canada was "insulted" Trump said metal tariffs were necessary for national security reasons.

"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 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.

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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.

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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".

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro apologised for saying there was "a special place in hell" for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

"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".

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President Trump Is Still Very Angry With Canada's PM Justin Trudeau