White House aide apologizes for 'special place in hell' comment

Canada looks to ride out Trump trade storm

Canada looks to ride out Trump trade storm

The president's surrogates also piled on during Sunday U.S. news shows, with Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro saying there was "a special place in hell" for Trudeau.

"I think we are all sitting with bated breath hoping that cooler heads prevail, but most of us believe there's an equal chance that they won't", said Dennis DesRosiers, president of DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc.in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Trudeau's closing news conference at the Group of Seven leaders' summit in Quebec this weekend sparked a flurry of reactions from the Trump administration after the prime minister said the USA decision to impose tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum on national security grounds was "insulting".

Trump said that he watched Trudeau's press conference aboard Air Force One and was stunned.

"Based on Justin's false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!" He called on Trudeau to apologise to Trump.

"In the long term, what we have in common as North Americans will ensure we overcome this period", says John Tousignant, executive director of the Franco-American Centre, based in New Hampshire.

Republican U.S. Senator Tom Cotton, however, said North Korea's leader could also face harsh words.

Mr. Navarro, speaking to Fox News, went a step further.

Trump says Trudeau "probably didn't know that Air Force One has about 20 televisions". And I say, 'Push him around?

Kudlow later suffered a "very mild" heart attack, the White House said Monday, but was in good condition. He learned. That's going to cost a lot of money for the people of Canada. "(Trudeau) learned. You can't do that. "The problem is that in conveying that message I used language that was inappropriate".

"I have had a good relationship with Justin and I think I have a very good relationship with chairman Kim right now", Trump said.

The insults stemmed from a closing G7 press conference on Saturday in which Trudeau called U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs "insulting" and pledged to proceed with previously announced retaliatory tariffs.

Another thing buoying Trudeau has been the near-universal Canadian response to Trump's comments.

One particular source of his ire recently has been Canada's supply management system, which levels tariffs of up to 300 per cent on imported dairy products.

Trump embarked on a post-G7 Twitter tirade on the weekend against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, calling him "dishonest" and "weak" in the escalating battle over trade tariffs.

Canada, she said, is still seeking a "win-win-win" NAFTA deal, while adding that Ottawa will remain "absolutely resolute in defense of the national interest". They take effect July 1.

"From the beginning we have said that our approach would be to hope for the best, to work for the best possible outcome but always be prepared for the worst, to have a Plan B, C, D, E and F - and maybe to the end of the alphabet".

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