P.E.I. premier supports Trudeau trade retaliation

Chrystia Freeland speaks to media in Quebec City Quebec Canada

Chrystia Freeland speaks to media in Quebec City Quebec Canada

After a relatively amicable summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, US President Donald Trump again fanned the flames of his growing war of words with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

By throwing Canada under the bus - with language we rarely use about our actual adversaries - Trump and his subalterns were sending a message of American weakness, not strength.

The admission was a rare act of contrition from the Trump White House, where public apologies are few.

-Canada trade dispute following the weekend's G7 summit. Yesterday Ford said he stands "shoulder to shoulder" with the Liberal prime minister because Ontario jobs are at stake.

Trump went on a Twitter rant attacking Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following the G-7 summit.

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White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Sunday also accused Trudeau of having "stabbed us in the back" and engaging in a "sophomoric, political stunt for domestic consumption".

The neighbor to the north is now on track to impose what Freeland described as "measured, dollar-for-dollar retaliation" tariffs on U.S. goods beginning July 1.

Subsequently, Trump said he had instructed his representatives not to endorse a joint communique put out by the Group of Seven leaders after what he called Trudeau's "false statements" at a news conference.

"We all know we will be strongest with America in our ranks - and indeed in the lead", she said. Kudlow explained on CNN that the administration was lashing out at Trudeau to show Kim that Trump was not weak.

The U.S. has been negotiating a new NAFTA agreement with Canada and Mexico since past year, but recent tensions over trade tariffs have interfered in NAFTA talks. -Canada trade, while telling the French president that the European Union was "worse than China" on trade.

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Following Trump's departure from the G7 summit, Trudeau said in a press conference that he told the US president that his steel and aluminum tariffs were "kind of insulting", that Canada "will not be pushed around" and that it would not hesitate to impose retaliatory measures. We provide our community with the opportunity to share their opinions and vote on topics that matter most to them. No, I have a good relationship with Justin Trudeau.

Peter Navarro is President Donald Trump's National Trade Council adviser.

For the message, the White House is most definitely not sorry.

"That's going to cost a lot of money for the people of Canada; he learned", Trump said wagging his finger.

"I have a good relationship with Justin Trudeau", Trump told the crowd.

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Corker said there's no question Trump has damaged relations with Canada, but he hoped cooler heads would prevail.

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