Navarro lashed out on Fox News following a multi-day tirade by Trump and his administration over trade and Canada's response to tariffs imposed by the U.S. He later called Trudeau "very dishonest & weak" and refused to sign a joint statement following negotiations.
Robert Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative, and Peter Navarro chat while they wait for U.S. President Donald Trump to arrive to make an announcement about new tariffs for steel and aluminum imports at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 8, 2018.
"He really kind of stabbed us in the back", Kudlow said, echoing Navarro.
Trump advisers also took up the attack in appearances on Sunday's news shows, leveling more withering and unprecedented criticism against Trudeau, branding him a back-stabber unworthy of Trump's time. Canadians are "polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around", Trudeau said. But the president broadsided his allies after leaving the meeting by disavowing a joint statement the USA had agreed to, criticizing Trudeau and vowing tariffs on automobiles. "And that's what bad-faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference".
But he's taking the high road when it comes to the USA president's ongoing trash talk against Canada.
In contrast, Trump was incredibly friendly during his historic meeting with Kim in Singapore on Tuesday, even giving the North Korean leader a thumbs-up.
"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. "That's what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did, and that comes right from Air Force One".
Smith further said Trump's latest attitude towards Trudeau isn't a new thing and he has "been kicking allies in the teeth his whole presidency".
Canada's loss has been Mexico's gain, as production there has soared thanks to Nafta and other trade deals. "He'll learn, he can't do that", Trump said.
The fight isn't just with Trudeau and Canada but with the best allies of the U.S., Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California said on CNN. Trump reportedly pointed to specific trade deficits, particularly in the trade of goods, as evidence that the other leaders were taking advantage of the US. "I understand the president was upset".
How should Trudeau respond to the White House's insults?
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