Fresh off lashing out at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Twitter and calling him “very dishonest” and “weak,” the US President has publically slammed Trudeau again.
At a news conference in Singapore, Trump said Trudeau’s comments during the G7 Summit in Quebec over the weekend would “cost a lot of money for the people of Canada.”
The US President is referring to when Trudeau told reporters Canada “will not be pushed around” in response to the Trump administration’s newly announced tariffs on steel and aluminum.
At Trump’s press conference in Singapore, he told audience members he had watched Trudeau’s news conference while aboard Air Force One, and he was upset because he thought he and Trudeau had a “good relationship” following the G7 Summit.
Trump slams Trudeau again over G7, says comments will cost Canadians “a lot of money”https://t.co/xV28VZtvLk pic.twitter.com/a92UiLYA0O
— Globalnews.ca (@globalnews) June 12, 2018
“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,” said the President.
Trump has consistently been against what he considers unfair trade practices from America’s biggest trade partners, which includes Canada, Mexico, and the European Union.
One of the main causes for Trump’s ire is Canada’s supply management system, which charges the US up to 300% on imported dairy products, which Trump claims is “hurting our Farmers, killing our Agriculture!”
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