Write House Adviser Says Trudeau stabbed us in the back : Trump adviser

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Write House Adviser SaysTrudeau stabbed us in the back : Trump adviser

WASHINGTON: The top White House economic adviser accused Canada’s prime minister on Sunday of betraying US President Donald Trump with “polarising” statements on US trade policy that risked making the American leader look weak on the eve of a historic summit with North Korea.

Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, lashed out at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as “amateurish” and “sophomoric” over a news conference he gave after Trump left the Group of Seven summit on Saturday.

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.

Trump called Trudeau “very dishonest and weak” on Twitter on Saturday and then sent Kudlow and trade adviser Peter Navarro to hammer the message home on Sunday morning news shows in an extraordinary assault on a close US ally and neighbor.

Write House Adviser SaysTrudeau stabbed us in the back : Trump adviser

Trudeau’s remarks prompted Trump to pull out of a joint communique that was a fragile consensus on the trade dispute between Washington and its top allies, Kudlow said.

Trudeau’s remarks prompted Trump to pull out of a joint communique that was a fragile consensus on the trade dispute between Washington and its top allies, Kudlow said.

“He held a press conference and he said the U.S. is insulting. He said that Canada has to stand up for itself. He says that we are the problem with tariffs. The non-factual part of this is – they have enormous tariffs,” Kudlow said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “Here’s the thing,” he added. “He really kind of stabbed us in the back.”

At his news conference, Trudeau said Canada would take retaliatory measures next month in response to Trump’s decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union. Canadians, he said, “will not be pushed around.”

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“There is a special place in hell for any for leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door and that’s what bad-faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference, that’s what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did,” Navarro said on “Fox News Sunday.”

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