Canada parliament condemns U.S. attack on Trudeau, country simmers

Consequent to fears of the trade war some experts anticipate only a limited impact on the global economy

Consequent to fears of the trade war some experts anticipate only a limited impact on the global economy

The meeting of world leaders in Canada ended in disarray after the US President retracted his support for their agreed communiqué and then criticised Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau on social media. He said that Canada has to stand up for itself.

The comments, made after Trump had left to go to Singapore for his much-anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, infuriated the US president. "Kim must not see American weakness".

Tensions threatened to boil over when French President Emmanuel Macron, on the day before the start of summit, said the other 6 countries might sign a joint statement without the U.S.

After departing from the Quebec summit for Singapore, Trump tweeted that Trudeau's remarks at a news conference, where he said Canada would not be pushed around, "were very dishonest and weak".

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Trump, after announcing the tariffs, sends message to Trudeau about NAFTA talks on May 31 - "Earlier today, this message was conveyed to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada: The United State (sic) will agree to a fair deal, or there will be no deal at all".

"Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal", Trump tweeted Monday morning in Singapore".

On Sunday, White House economic adviser Peter Navarro, who said there was "a special place in hell" for Trudeau, criticized the government's outreach campaign, saying the Canadians should "spend more time at the bargaining table and less time lobbying Capitol Hill and our press and state governments". Can't do it in person.

"There are more jobs now posted than there are people looking for work in the United States, and we've cut immigration pretty substantially", he said, noting that the country's birth rate is low.

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He told reporters that imposing retaliatory measures "is not something I relish doing" but that he wouldn't hesitate to do so because "I will always protect Canadian workers and Canadian interests". "Number one, he's not going to allow the people to suddenly take potshots at him hours before that summit, and number two, Trudeau should've known better". Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., also called Trudeau's comments a stab in the back to Trump.

Trudeau, who had said at the news conference that Canada would retaliate for new US tariffs, didn't respond to questions about Trump when the prime minister arrived at a Quebec City hotel Sunday for meetings with other world leaders.

"In a matter of seconds, you can destroy trust with 280 Twitter characters", German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said when asked about Mr Trump's U-turn, adding it would take much longer to rebuild lost trust. "And that's what bad faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference".

As BuzzFeed News reports, footage from last week's G-7 summit has sparked speculation that the 46-year-old Trudeau - whose good looks are often compared to The Little Mermaid's Prince Eric - wore, erm, fake eyebrows to meet with his fellow world leaders. The president also repeated claims that Canada overtaxes American dairy products under its supply management system and complained about Canadian automobiles flooding the US market. Canada and Mexico are also taking action.

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"Sorry, we can not let our friends, or enemies, take advantage of us on trade anymore".

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