White House Director of Trade Policy Peter Navarro just let it rip on Prime Minister Trudeau for his underhanded dealings during and after the G7 meetings. Navarro appeared on “Fox News Sunday” and doubled down on what Trump adviser Larry Kudlow (SEE BELOW) had to say about Trudeau. Kudlow said that Trudeau “stabbed us in the back”. Kudlow was referring to how Trudeau was all mild mannered during his meetings with Trump but held a press conference after the president departed for Singapore and proceeded to bash the president.
Navarro had this to say:
“There’s a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door,” Navarro said. “And that’s what bad faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference. That’s what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did. And that comes right from Air Force One.”
Later Sunday, top European Union official Donald Tusk tweeted an apparent rebuke of Navarro. Trump has imposed steel and aluminum tariffs on both the EU and Canada because of what he has called their unfair trade practices.
“There is a special place in heaven for @JustinTrudeau,” Tusk, the president of the EU’s European Council, wrote. “Canada, thank you for the perfect organisation of G7!”
The dustup began shortly after Trump left the G7 summit, where the world leaders had reached a tentative agreement on a joint statement. While Trump was departing Canada, Trudeau held a press conference in which he said that Canada will not be “pushed around” by the U.S. and called Trump’s tariffs “unjust.”
Navarro reiterated that his sentiment was shared onboard Air Force One after the summit, as it headed toward Singapore for the planned meeting between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
LARRY KUDLOW’S PREVIOUS STATEMENT:
President Trump fired off tweets yesterday after Canada’s Trudeau double crossed him:
After President Trump left the G7 meetings, PM Trudeau came out and held a press conference in which he called US tariffs “kind of insulting” and claimed that he “won’t be pushed around”.
TRUMP HIT BACK:
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!
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
Fast forward to this morning…White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow let it rip this morning on CNN when he said the Canadian PM “stabbed us in the back”.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) June 10, 2018
Kudlow’s last words: “We were coming together beautifully, okay? And then he goes out there and pulls this amateur political stunt…amateurish scheme that really broke up all the goodwill from that meeting in Quebec.”