Trump's top economic adviser accuses Trudeau of 'backstabbing'

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Trump and Aides throw insults at Trudeau - It is hard to conceive how a leader of one of the largest countries in the world, President Donald J. Trump of the U.S. could throw insults of the type which are alike to a child having a temper tantrum - at one of his country's closest allies, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

"Canada does not believe that ad hominem attacks are a particularly appropriate or useful way to conduct our relations with other countries", Freeland said.

President Donald Trump attacked America's closest allies in tweets after leaving the meeting in Canada.

In Canada Tuesday, commenting on the Trump-Kim summit, where the two leaders appeared very cordial and even smiling together, Trudeau said he supported Trump's efforts to reach a nuclear deal. Kudlow said the president won't "let a Canadian prime minister push him around".

Canada's House of Commons Monday condemned the personal attacks on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by U.S. President Donald Trump and his surrogates.

Mr Navarro said Mr Trump "did the courtesy to Justin Trudeau to travel up to Quebec for that summit".

The move caused consternation among other members, leading Trudeau to promise to "move forward with retaliatory measures" in a news conference scheduled after Trump had left.

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Mr. Trump's top economic adviser, Lawrence Kudlow, said Mr. Trudeau's press conference had been a "betrayal" because Mr. Trump couldn't afford to show any weakness before his meeting with North Korea.

At that post-G7 press conference on Saturday, Trudeau had called USA steel and aluminum tariffs "insulting" and said he would proceed with retaliatory tariffs that he'd already announced. "He learned, that's going to cost a lot of money to the people of Canada". Donald Trump took offence to that and called Trudeau "very dishonest and weak" on Twitter for his "false statements".

Navarro said on Fox that his words came "straight from Air Force One".

Navarro took a decidedly more conciliatory tone Tuesday, but still asserted that Trudeau had committed a "breach of protocol" that the Trump administration considered "inappropriate".

"We have a big trade deficit with Canada. I think it might be a Canadian identity", newspaper columnist John Ivison tweeted.

"I don't care how mad, how angry you are, you don't treat the head of state of another country like that unless you are getting ready for a military engagement of some kind", he said.

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