White House trade adviser Peter Navarro blasted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a Fox News interview Sunday, saying there was a "special place in hell" for Trudeau and any foreign leader who engaged in "bad-faith diplomacy" with U.S. President Donald Trump.
US President Donald Trump has imposed a 25 per cent tariff on import of steel from Canada and another 15 per cent on aluminium using the "national security interest" provisions of the existing American laws.
For his comments, Trump fired back on Twitter, stating, "Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the USA massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers".
In tweets, Trump insulted Trudeau as "dishonest" and "weak".
The tariffs, as well as Trump's noted opposition to multilateralism, his criticism of Canadian trade barriers and suggestion that the union become the G8 with the inclusion of Russian Federation made for a chaotic lead into the G7 summit.
Trump made the remarks before he departed Charlevoix, Canada, after meeting with world leaders.
In view of threatened U.S. tariffs on vehicle imports, which would particularly affect Germany, Grenell said that he was a "big auto fan" and knew how important the industry was.
The U.S. president is lashing out on several fronts. According to Trudeau, he told the president that Canadians may be polite and reasonable but they will not be pushed around and that his nation doesn't "relish" putting tariffs on US goods and services but is willing to do so.
Trump's twitter fingers continued their tirade on Monday, when he threw low-key shade by calling Canada "enemies".
- "Canada charges the US a 270% tariff on Dairy Products!"
Timeline of trade tensions since the US decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports
Mr Trump's looming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un heightened tension, and White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow accused Mr Trudeau of betraying Mr Trump with "polarising" statements on trade policy that risked making the USA leader look weak on the eve of the historic North Korea summit.
"He really stabbed us in the back".
A viral video of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau giving a press conference appeared to show his left eyebrow "falling off".
"They come on you abruptly and dissipate just as quickly", Mulroney told reporters in Ottawa Monday night.
"Looking forward to straightening out unfair Trade Deals with the G-7 countries".
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (R) meets with U.S. President Donald Trump during the G7 Summit in the Charlevoix town of La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018.
"Justin Trudeau's left eyebrow detached after meeting Trump - so what?"
About that meeting, Trump said "within the first minute, I'll know" whether the North Korean leader wants to negotiate seriously with the US.
In response, the Canadian official replied that "the prime minister and the president have very frank, direct, candid, honest conversations".