Trudeau's comments will cost Canadians a lot of money, says Donald Trump

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Trudeau's comments will cost Canadians a lot of money, says Donald Trump

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 12 Jun 2018

Singapore, Jun 12 (IBNS): Even after a historic US-North Korea talks on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump did not spare Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from his attacks for the latter's comment post-G7 Summit, media reports said.

While addressing a press conference in Singapore after bilateral talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Trump warned that Trudeau's comments will cost Canadians a lot of money.

After G7 Summit, Trudeau had said his country "will not be pushed around" by the White House's imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminium imports.

Countering Trudeau, the US President said: "No, I have a good relationship with Justin Trudeau, I really did … other than he had a news conference that he had because he assumed I was in an airplane and I wasn’t watching; he learned and that’s going to coats a lot of money for the people of Canada"

Trump said Trudeau “probably doesn’t know that Air Force One has about 20 televisions and I see the television and he’s giving a news conference about how he will not be pushed around by the United States and I say ‘push him around? We just shook hands. It was very friendly.'"

Trump has been quoted by Global News.

After attending the G7 Summit, US President Donald Trump had accused Canadian PM Justin Trudeau of making 'false statement' and said his nation will not endorse the G7 communique.

He accused Justin Trudeau of making 'false statement'.

"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!," Trump tweeted.

Trump said Trudeau acted 'meek and mild' during the G7 meetings.

"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!," he said.

Trump and Trudeau had discussed speeding up of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks at the G7 Summit here on Saturday.

A senior government official has been quoted by CBC News, "The prime minister and the president had a very positive, productive meeting and it lasted longer than originally scheduled."

"They did discuss NAFTA at length and they discussed the future of NAFTA, and I would say they also talked about accelerating the talks."

Trudeau and Trump met amid a embittered relationship between the two nations.

However, Trudeau said Canadian will always support its workers. In a tweet, the Canadian PM said: "We will always stand up for Canadian workers, their jobs & their livelihoods. Today at the @g7 I sat down with @realDonaldTrump for a meeting focused on trade and NAFTA negotiations."

The US and Canada have been at the loggerheads ever since the former imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union (EU).

Trump originally imposed tariffs in March and had earlier exempted Canada, Mexico and the EU to buy time for negotiations.

Countering Trump administration, Trudeau has imposed tariffs on imported steel, aluminium and other products from the US.

What is NAFTA?

The NAFTA is an agreement which came into force from January 1994 by Canada, Mexico and United States creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America.

Trump has alleged that the US faced severe losses in trade pacts with Canada and Mexico, the two partners of NAFTA deal.

For more than two years, US President Trump criticised the agreement and also hinted to take some serious steps being in the administration or at least send some ultimatums.

Trump reportedly wants the treaty to be more fair.

 

Trudeau's comments will cost Canadians a lot of money, says Donald Trump

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