Some Congressional Lawmakers Question Trump Trade War


And that comes right from Air Force One.

"There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad-faith diplomacy with President Donald J Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door", he said.

You would think a USA president who is hours away from sitting down for negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and perhaps bring an end to the Korean War and maybe making some headway on the denuclearization of the Koreas would be completely focused on that, but not Donald Trump.

With U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the centre of the dispute, the back and forth has intensified since just before the start of the month - when the Americans imposed hefty steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada.

"He held a press conference and he said the insulting".

Canada's foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, said her country "does not conduct its diplomacy through ad hominem attacks". "But he also pledged to retaliate against the United States tariffs on steel and aluminum products in defense of Canadian workers". And highlighted that it was not helping in our renegotiation of NAFTA and that it would be with regret, but it would be with absolute certainty and firmness that we move forward with retaliatory measures on July 1, applying equivalent tariffs to the ones that the Americans have unjustly applied to us.

But Kudlow said he doesn't know whether there will be a deal and that Trump had no alternative but to respond the way he did to Trudeau's "very unfortunate" statements. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who also attended the summit, told German public television that she found Trump's tweet disavowing the G-7 statement "sobering" and "a little depressing".

Despite the outward displays of hostility, the source said lines of communication are open between the Trudeau government and the Trump administration, and high-level conversations are still happening. He had other things, bigger things on his plate in Singapore, he said. He did him a favor and he was even willing to sign that socialist communique. "I'm arguing Trudeau picked the fight", he said.

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Greg Valliere, the chief global strategist at Horizon Investments, wrote Monday that the back-and-forth would most likely only cement the resolve of both Trump and Trudeau. "That will not stand", he noted.

Given Trump's harsh words at the summit, most experts believe that the trade fight initiated by Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs will only intensify.

And it's this over-the-top BS rhetoric that has become commonplace within the Trump administration and Navarro is one of those people who will say anything to appease his boss.

Here's the point: In the space of less than 48 hours, the President of the United States attacked the leader of Canada as "very dishonest & weak" and praised the leader of North Korea for working toward a deal on the Korean peninsula.

"Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around", Trudeau said after the summit ended in controversy.

"The Prime Minister pressed the President to reconsider the US tariffs imposed on Canadian steel and aluminum, and encouraged him to work with Canada to address unfair trade", a Canadian readout of their meeting reads. "That Canada could be considered a national security threat to the United States is inconceivable". "But we say that with great sadness".

Lawmakers gave unanimous consent for a motion backing Canadian steel and aluminium, hit by US tariffs, as well as the supply management system that supports key agriculture sectors, and gave a standing ovation for the government's response to the Trump administration's verbal attacks on Trudeau.