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Canada Responds After White House Says Trudeau 'Stabbed Us In The Back'

13 June 2018

"Canada has been restrained throughout in dealing with a temperamental president and I think all the way through we've avoided rising to provocation and tried to deal with the facts", said McKenna.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer also had a call scheduled with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland to discuss NAFTA renegotiation.

Photos taken just 48 hours apart show the contrast in President Donald Trump's meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the G7 Summit on Saturday and his talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday.

Trump, meanwhile, renewed his criticisms of Canada's protection of its dairy sector, saying: "It's very unfair to our farmers, and it's very unfair to the people of our country".

"First of all, we'll try and see if we can prevent this". Conspiracy theories, jokes and memes started bubbling up after the Canadian Prime Minister's eyebrows appeared uneven during his press conference with French president Emanuel Macron. As per a CNN report, on the conclusion of the G7 summit, Kudlow said that the United States had planned to sign the joint G7 communique until Trudeau made certain statements countering the economic interests of the United States. The United States, under President Trump, has proven unpredictable not just for our adversaries, but arguably more so for our allies.

This was not the only viral slight from Justin Trudeau to Donald Trump during the G7 summit, though the other was less intentional.

"He was polarizing. He really kind of stabbed us in the back", Kudlow, who literally at times was shaking with rage, said on CNN's "State of the Union".

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he fully supports Donald Trump's efforts to get North Korea to relinquish its nuclear arsenal, but he won't respond to the USA president's latest barbs directed at Canada. "The problem is that in conveying that message I used language that was inappropriate".

Ries says it could take a while for Canadian consumers to suffer.

"From day one, we have said that we expected moments of drama and that we would keep calm and carry on throughout this drama", she said.

Ottawa has announced dollar-for-dollar retaliation on the US imposition of steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada.

"Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal", Trump added.

"A reasonable, balanced and firm assertion that Canada will not be bullied, and that we will retaliate if the US Administration does not end its attack on our steel exports". "We have been, our trade is a disaster, our trade deals".

Trudeau's itinerary was marked "personal" and he was not in the House of Commons.

Canada Responds After White House Says Trudeau 'Stabbed Us In The Back'