On Monday, Canada’s House of Commons unanimously condemned the personal attacks on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by former reality show star Donald Trump and his surrogates. Lawmakers approved a motion that rejected “disparaging ad hominem statements by U.S. officials which do a disservice to bilateral relations,” Reuters reports. Before meeting with North Korea’s brutal dictator, Trump lashed out at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau again, then his surrogates doubled down on the president’s* appalling remarks.
Peter Navarro, the White House National Trade Council director said on ‘Fox News Sunday’ that there is a “special place in hell for any foreign leader who 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 like Trump, Navarro called Canada’s leader ‘weak’ and dishonest.
Navarro’s inappropriate attack on our ally added to the White House’s continued criticism of Trudeau, who said after Trump left the G7 summit that Canada would impose retaliatory measures to answer Trump’s tariffs and said that “Canadians are nice” but added, “We will not be pushed around.”
“I will always protect Canadian workers and Canadian interests,” Trudeau said. Following that, Trump took to Twitter to lash out at Trudeau. Trump then refused to sign the G-7 joint agreement after Trudeau criticized the former reality show star following the international summit.
“PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, ‘US Tariffs were kind of insulting’ and he ‘will not be pushed around,’ ” Trump tweeted on Saturday. “Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!”
PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, “US Tariffs were kind of insulting” and he “will not be pushed around.” Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2018
After unanimously rebuking Trump, Canadian lawmakers also approved a motion that supports the Canadian steel and aluminum industry that has been hit by Trump’s massive tariffs. Canadian lawmakers gave a standing ovation for the government’s response to the Trump administration’s verbal attacks on Trudeau.
And all of that, of course, was before Trump departed for Singapore to make nice with NK’s dictator.
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