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Trump slams ‘meek’ Trudeau for ‘dishonest’ press conference
President Trump needs to blow up Twitter Canadian at collective threat; reaction of deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley.
The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau “stabbed us in the back” with a “double-cross” at the G7 summit, National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said on Sunday, worsening the already sky-high tensions between the two neighboring allies.
“He holds a press conference, and he says the United States is an insult, and Canada has stand up for themselves,” Kudlow, the White house’s top economic adviser, said. “You have an enormous customs duties, duties on certain dairy products. … He was polarized.”
Kudlow who referred to Trudeau’s actions several times as a “betrayal,” said CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” that Trudeau “really stood a kind of us in the back.”
“You know what, he has added a great disservice to the whole of the G7,” Kudlow.
He called Trudeau a post-summit press conference, in which he said, Canada “will be pushed” to the United States after Trump had already left the meeting, “sophomoric, political stunt for domestic consumption.”
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says “#CNNSOTU https://t.co/ASsMQJXmjn https://t.co/cpPfpwfzpz stabbed us in the back”
— CNN politics (@CNNPolitics) June 10, 2018
“President trump is played, the process said, in good faith,” Kudlow. “So, I ask you: He gets on the plane and leaves, and then Trudeau begins blasting him on a domestic press conference? I’m sorry, this is a betrayal. This is a double cross.”
Trump was aboard Air Force One in the direction of Singapore, at a historic summit Korea’s Kim Jong-Un meeting with the North when he issued a pair of tweets Saturday criticizing the G-7 host and a step back from the generally positive tone had ended the two-day.
A few hours earlier, Trudeau had, told reporters that all seven of the leaders had come together to sign the joint Declaration to sign.
TO STEEL TOP WH ECONOMIC ADVISER: CANADA’S ‘OVER-REACTION’-AND ALUMINUM-RATES
Trudeau said that he had to repeatedly Trump, that the tariffs would harm industries, and workers on both sides of the U.S.-canadian border. He said, unleashing retaliation “is something I do enjoy,” but he would not hesitate to do this because “I will always protect Canadian workers and Canadian interests.”
“As Canadians, we are polite, we are reasonable, but we will not be pushed around,” Trudeau said, and he described all of the seven leaders coming together to sign a joint Declaration, in spite of “some strong, firm, talks about the trade, and specifically to the American rates.”
Watch Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild in our @G7 meeting only on a press conference, after I went on to say that “US rates nature of the insult,” and he “will not be pushed around.” Very dishonest and weak. Our rates are in response to his from 270% to milk products!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 9. June 2018
In the air, tweeted Trump: “Based on Justin’s false statements in his press conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive tariffs on our American farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed not to be in favour of our US Reps Communique as we see tariffs on cars flooding the U.S. market!”
He followed Via Twitter: “PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild in our @G7 meeting only on a press conference, after I went on to say that “US rates nature of the insult,” and he “will not be pushed around.” Very dishonest and weak. Our rates are in response to his from 270% to milk products!”
A spokesman for Trudeau don’t address Trump’s insults in a statement. “We focus on everything we have achieved here at the #G7 summit,” spokesman Cameron Ahmad said. “The Prime Minister said nothing he has not said, both in public and in private conversations with the President.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.