White House aide apologises over ‘special place in hell’ comment

Galtero Lara
Junio 13, 2018

"I have made it clear to the president that [imposing retaliatory tariffs] is not something we relish doing, but it's something that we absolutely will do".

"I will always protect Canadian workers and Canadian interests", Trudeau said.

"Sorry, we can not let our friends, or enemies, take advantage of us on Trade anymore".

How so? Trudeau said at a news conference at the end of a tense Group of Seven summit that USA tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum were "kind of insulting", because Trump cited national security to erect them.

Trudeau later said he reiterated to Trump that tariffs will harm industries and workers on both sides of the U.S.

Before the apology, some USA lawmakers on Tuesday questioned the strong language the White House and Trump have used toward Canada in contrast to the praise he gave North Korea at Tuesday's summit in Singapore.

At the recent G-7 Summit meeting in Quebec, the first such summit ever to fail to produce a joint communiqué, President Trump served notice to America's allies that his country had no shared interests that deserved precedence over boosting U.S.net exports. "He did a great disservice to the whole G7", economic advisor Larry Kudlow said on CNN on Sunday.

"Just when we thought it couldn't get worse", Nicholas Burns, U.S. ambassador to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in the George W. Bush administration, said on Twitter after Kudlow's appearance on CNN.

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And going after Justin Trudeau once again tweeting "Justin acts hurt when called out".

Immediately after his remarks Saturday, Trump blasted Trudeau's statement as "dishonest & weak" on Twitter and announced the USA would not be signing the joint G7 communique - a symbolic but unprecedented move.

Without any resolution, Trudeau has promised to impose retaliatory tariffs on metals and a range of other United States products by Canada Day.

Trump refused to endorse the group's joint statement, said that Russian Federation should be readmitted, and traded barbs with Trudeau over an intensifying trade conflict.

Appearing on "Fox News Sunday", Navarro said: "There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump".

"We finished the (G7) meeting and really everybody was happy". Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland was measured Sunday, saying only that "Canada does not believe that ad hominem attacks are a particularly appropriate or useful way to conduct our relations with other countries".

"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.

Trump says the U.S.

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