Quebec City – The continuous bashing of one of America’s venerable allies Canada continued as the White House escalated its trade tirade and leveled more withering and unprecedented criticism on Sunday against Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau referring to him as a back-stabber and unworthy of President Donald Trump’s time.
Trump senior economic trade adviser Peter Navarro said in a interview broadcast nationally in the US, “There’s a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door.”
The verbal spat from Navarro and Trump’s top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, picked up where Trump left off on Saturday evening with a series of tweets from Air Force One en route to Singapore for his nuclear summit on Tuesday with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.
When Trudeau was hosting a Group of Seven meeting of the world’s leading industrialised nations he seemingly weathered Trump’s threats of a trade war, however the president backed out of the group’s joint statement that Trudeau said all the leaders had come together to sign. Trump hearing about this called Trudeau “dishonest & weak” after Trudeau said during a news conference that Canada would retaliate for new US tariffs.
On Sunday Trudeau didn’t respond to questions about Trump when he arrived at a Quebec City hotel for meetings with other world leaders. Trudeau’s spokesman, Cameron Ahmad, said on Saturday night that Trudeau “said nothing he hasn’t said before — both in public and in private conversations” with Trump.
But the war of words continued and Roland Paris, a former foreign policy adviser to Trudeau, took a jab at Trump on Twitter, he tweeted, “Big tough guy once he’s back on his airplane. Can’t do it in person. … He’s a pathetic little man-child.”
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