"I have made it clear to the president that [imposing retaliatory tariffs] is not something we relish doing, but it's something that we absolutely will do".
Trudeau's office responded to Trump's tweets with a written statement, saying the prime minister's comments in public and in private with Trump were "nothing he hasn't said before" and that he was "focused on everything we accomplished here at the G7 summit".
Mulroney has acted as an informal advisor on USA trade to Trudeau's Liberal government.
He also asked why he should allow countries to amass "Massive Trade Surpluses, as they have for decades, while our Farmers, Workers & Taxpayers have such a big and unfair price to pay?"More news: American toddlers consume way too much added sugar, says study
"The treatment of the president toward our prime minister was appalling", said McKenna, who was in Saint John Monday for a job announcement at TD Insurance. 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. We just shook hands.
The purely symbolic vote of solidarity came a day after White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said: "There is a special place in hell" for Trudeau for his "bad faith diplomacy" with Trump, as a dispute over trade escalated.
Trump continued tweeting Sunday evening about Trudeau, accusing Canada of making $100 billion in trade with the U.S. "That's what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did, and that comes right from Air Force One".
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One particular source of his ire recently has been Canada's supply management system, which levels tariffs of up to 300 per cent on imported dairy products.
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 US president's latest barbs directed at Canada.
"Canada does not conduct its diplomacy through ad hominem attacks. We used fact-based arguments".
In Ontario, home to many auto plants that would be hit by United States tariffs, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer warned that NAFTA and the cause of free trade itself is now at stake.
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