You know, the same countries he called "very hard".
Under Trump, relations between the United States, Canada, and Mexico have plumbed new lows thanks to disputes in the renegotiation of the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA, a $1.1 trillion trade pact that ties the three countries' economies together and which Trump has said should be scrapped.
Those tensions boiled over on Saturday, with Trudeau and European leaders reaffirming plans to institute retaliatory measures and Trump lashing out in response by refusing to endorse the the G7 communique, a negotiated statement on shared priorities among the group. We provide our community with the opportunity to share their opinions and vote on topics that matter most to them.
The United States has alienated Canada and other allies by imposing tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, arguing that they posed a threat to USA national security. That figure adjusts to a $17.5 billion trade deficit when services are excluded, according to the USTR.
Trump and Trudeau are locked in a tiff over tariffs after the president last week said he would impose penalties on steel and aluminum imports. We protect Europe (which is good) at great financial loss, and then get unfairly clobbered on Trade.
Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland met with USA senators Wednesday aiming to cool down a fiery trade row over "absurd" American tariffs that has sent ties between the longtime allies plunging.
She said the tariffs were "a naked example of the United States putting its thumb on the scale in violation of the very rules it helped to write". He was asked why he was jeopardizing relations with long-standing allies like Canada while welcoming a historical US enemy with open arms as a friend. "This is too big an issue to be partisan about".
"Sorry, we can not let our friends, or enemies, take advantage of us on trade anymore". The prime minister is also nationalising a pipeline to reduce reliance on American buyers. In the house of Commons Prime Minister Trudeau received a standing ovation from all parties showing their allegiance to Canada.
At the administration level, the official said, Canadians concentrate on data in the face of some of the President's mischaracterizations of the trade relationship.
Freeland was on the Hill to speak to members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where she got the backing of senators, who stressed the shared military sacrifice Canadians have made alongside United States troops, security cooperation and the deeply intertwined economic ties.
Chris Coons, a Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations, told MSNBC Trump had welcomed authoritarian leaders in other countries even as he "picks fights as he just did at the G7 with our longest, oldest closest allies: democracies, developed Western countries like Canada".
"I have a good relationship with Justin Trudeau", he said.