Facing off with Trump, Justin Trudeau dons the cape of 'Captain Canada'

Galtero Lara
Junio 12, 2018

President Trump went on with his advisers and attacked Prime minister Justin Trudeau by using words like "betrayal" and "stab". As he flew from Canada to Singapore Saturday night, Trump displayed his ire via Twitter, which he also employed to insult Trudeau as "dishonest" and "weak".

Tweeting from Singapore where he's scheduled to hold a nuclear summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, Trump wrote: "Sorry, we can not let our friends, or enemies, take advantage of us on trade anymore".

'But the conclusion I draw is that it is only through continued dialogue that we can find ways to work together to resolve the challenges we face.

"He's happy", said Trump, to laughter.

He singled out Berlin for criticism over its contributions to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, echoing previous remarks he has made.

A senior diplomatic source with knowledge of the discussions also said the photo captured an argument on the trade section of the communique.

Trump didn't miss the opportunity to tweet again Monday, slamming Trudeau for acting "hurt when called out!"

In particular, Canada, Japan and the European G7 powers are outraged by Trump's unilateral - or illegal, in their eyes - the imposition of tariffs on imported steel and aluminium in the name of preserving U.S. industry on national security grounds.

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Mr Trump's advisers said the U.S. president believed he had been stabbed in the back by Mr Trudeau over USA tariffs. "Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!", Trump wrote in a second tweet.

Trump imposed steep tariffs on steel and aluminum last month to rebalance trade, he said. Canada exports $300 billion worth of goods to the United States, while the USA exports $282.5 billion worth of goods to Canada.

Donald Trump's tirade against Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's statement after the G7 summit may not have been related to Ottawa's stance on U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum, Canadian based media The Star reported.

"I have made it very clear to the President that it is not something we relish doing, but it something that we absolutely will do", Trudeau said.

The Group of Seven meet over the weekend saw much drama, opening up the possibility of a trade war, but what stole the show on social media were Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's eyebrows.

And the Canadian left, no friend of the American right, was quick to attack Trump's outburst.

"And I said, 'push him around?'" Trump said, describing his reaction to the press conference. And what did Trudeau do as soon as the plane took off from Canadian airspace?

"I think it's a very fair question", Trump said.

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