'Special place in hell': Trump aides slam Trudeau over G7 remarks

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with U.S. President Donald Trump at the G7 leaders summit in La Malbaie Que. on Friday

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with U.S. President Donald Trump at the G7 leaders summit in La Malbaie Que. on Friday

However, despite Trump's heated rhetoric, the United States ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, has expressed confidence that the trade conflict can be settled, but said it would take some time.

"All Mr. Trudeau was doing, in a rather gentle way, was articulating the position of his government, which would be the position of any Canadian government in these circumstances", he said, adding that the counter-tariffs make sense.

Trudeau has so far not commented on Trump's tirade.

In a series of tweets from Singapore Monday, Trump kept up the tirade while contending that "Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal".

It says that MPs "reject disparaging ad-hominem statements by US officials, which do a disservice to bilateral relations and work against efforts to resolve this trade dispute".

"It is at the very early stages, there has been no conclusion but that is an issue which the prime minister raised very clearly with the president in the bilateral meeting on Friday".

"I get into Air Force One, the television's on, and I see a news conference being given by the prime minister of Canada", Trump said. "We just shook hands!"

Not long after, Trump went on a "Twitter" attack accusing Trudeau of making "false statements", basically calling him a liar and also saying that he was "very dishonest and weak".

Chief trade adviser Peter Navarro said there's "a special place in hell" for Trudeau and anyone else who negotiates in "bad faith" with Trump.

"[Trudeau] really kind of stabbed us in the back", Kudlow said.

Members of Parliament gave unanimous consent for a motion backing Canadian steel and aluminium, hit by United States tariffs, as well as the supply management system that supports key agriculture sectors, and gave a standing ovation for the government response to the Trump administration's verbal attacks on Trudeau.

"There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump", Navarro said, "and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door".

"We need to focus on the facts", and recall that Washington protects its industries too, a senior Canadian official said, pointing to U.S. agricultural subsidies.

"A reasonable, balanced and firm assertion that Canada will not be bullied, and that we will retaliate if the US Administration does not end its attack on our steel exports".

"From day one, we have said that we expected moments of drama and that we would keep calm and carry on throughout this drama", she said.

In Ontario, home to many auto plants that would be hit by U.S. tariffs, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer warned that NAFTA and the cause of free trade itself is now at stake.

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