Trudeau 'stabbed us in back' on trade, says Trump chief economic adviser

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The EU trade surplus with the U.S.is $151 Billion, and Canada keeps our farmers and others out.

Still, other Trump advisers had taken up the attack in appearances on Sunday's news shows, leveling more withering and unprecedented criticism against Trudeau, branding him a back-stabber unworthy of Trump's time.

But the House of Commons wasn't the only place Trudeau found support.

Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, lashed out at Trudeau as "amateurish" and "sophomoric" for a news conference he gave after Trump left the G7 summit on Saturday.

"Average Americans weighed in as well on Twitter, using a "#ThanksCanada" hashtag to recount all the reasons they appreciate Canada.

Heading into the leaders' summit in La Malbaie, Que., there were deep concerns the G7 alliance was fast becoming a G6 plus one because of a widening gulf between the USA and the rest of the group in key areas such as climate and trade.

Former Conservative cabinet minister James Moore, a member of the government's advisory group on NAFTA, hailed Trudeau's approach, refusing to react to "the noise, the bluster, the Twitter, the emotional outbursts".

Trump continued ranting about what he regarded as "foolish" trade practices in a series of tweets on Monday morning.

"Don't take the bait, don't dance this dance of countervailing insults and emotional outbursts". Does anybody believe that makes sense?

At a news conference Tuesday after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Trump recounted his recent tough exchanges with Trudeau.

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He said the European Union "should pay much more for Military!" "This is about our economy and millions and millions of jobs". "Well, the in-factual, the non-factual part of this was they have enormous tariffs", Kudlow said. He had other things, bigger things, on his plate in Singapore. "And we don't want there to be one".

The top White House economic adviser accused Canada's prime minister on Sunday of betraying Trump with "polarising" statements on US trade policy that risked undermining the American leader on the eve of a historic summit with North Korea.

A Trump adviser had suggested Sunday that Trump saw Trudeau as trying to weaken his hand before the meeting with Kim. They accused Trudeau of betraying Trump and stabbing him in the back.

Trump claimed America was obliged to levy tariffs as it has been exploited as the world's "piggy bank" under existing arrangements, but his counterparts were equally determined to protect "rules-based" global trade.

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".

"I know it didn't look friendly", Trump said.

"He'll learn that's going to cost a lot of money for the people of Canada". Canada argues that it still allows a higher ratio of sold milk to be imported from overseas than the US does and that there is not necessarily a causal relationship between the USA industry crisis and tariffs.

"It would be with regret but it would be with absolute certainty and firmness that we move forward with retaliatory measures on July 1 applying equivalent tariffs to the ones that the Americans have unjustly applies to us", Trudeau said at a press conference closing the summit. And he urged Canada's industrial leaders to remain calm in the face of ongoing threats from the U.S president. "We used fact-based arguments".

Kudlow later suffered a "very mild" heart attack, the White House said Monday, but was in good condition.

The United States has imposed 25 per cent tariffs on steel from Canada, Mexico and the European Union, and 10 per cent tariffs on aluminum. He said US representatives will examine the tariffs on automobiles coming into the country and bemoaned the Canadian tariffs that affect American companies and farmers.

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