Trump says Canadian leader Justin Trudeau 'learned' from trade comments

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Trump says Canadian leader Justin Trudeau 'learned' from trade comments

Canada's House of Commons stood Monday in defiance of Donald Trump, denouncing his name-calling tirade against Justin Trudeau and endorsing the prime minister's firm response to protectionist US tariffs and tweeted presidential threats against dairy producers and automakers. Addressing reporters in Singapore ahead of Trump's summit Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Pompeo said he was "unconcerned" that Trump's treatment of Canada - a close ally - boded poorly for his ability to forge peace with a longtime US adversary.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government is in talks to save the deal and, in concert with the other major trading powers in the G7 group of nations that met in Quebec over the weekend, pushed back against Trump.

"That's what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did, and that comes right from Air Force One", said Navarro.

"And I said, 'push him around?'" Trump said, describing his reaction to the press conference.

Trump said he was retaliating against Canada with countervailing tariffs, saying of Trudeau: "He learned that's going to cost a lot of money for the people of Canada".

"I know my colleagues are hearing from numerous businesses and manufacturers across the country very similar stories, that this trade dispute is probably two weeks away from affecting Canadians in a very real way", he said.

The United States is Canada's single biggest trade partner, with two-way exchanges of goods and services totalling $673.9 billion (R8.8 trillion) in 2017, and Washington enjoys an $8.4 billion surplus.

MacLauchlan also took the opportunity to affirm his support for the supply management system in Canada's dairy industry, which has been heavily attacked by members of the Trump administration.

Unbowed, Mr Trump tweeted anew on Monday morning from Singapore: "Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal". -Canada border. Trudeau 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". "And it won't even be tough".

With politicians on both sides of the House supporting retaliation against penalties on Canadian steel and aluminum, John Ries, a professor with UBC's Sauder School of Business, says that might lead to US President Donald Trump backing off.

Trump continued: "It was very friendly".

The Americans' criticism of Trudeau left a former Canadian prime minister, Stephen Harper, stumped. He had other things, bigger things, on his plate in Singapore.

On 1 June, the United States imposed a 25% tariff for steel and 10% for aluminium on imports from the European Union (EU), Canada, and Mexico.

Former U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman, who served under former U.S. President Barack Obama, has also backed Trudeau. Those tariffs will come into place July 1 if the USA doesn't remove their tariffs before that date. "Canada has stood with the United States in every modern war and crisis".

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