Canada's House of Commons stood Monday in defiance of Donald Trump, denouncing his name-calling tirade against Justin Trudeau and endorsing the prime minister's firm response to protectionist US tariffs and tweeted presidential threats against dairy producers and automakers.
The motion calls on the House to recognize the importance of Canada's "long-standing, mutually beneficial trading relationship" with the USA, "strongly oppose" the "illegitimate tariffs" imposed on steel and aluminum, stand "in solidarity" with the Trudeau government's decision to impose retaliatory tariffs and remain united in support of the supply management system of regulating Canada's dairy and poultry industry. Addressing reporters in Singapore ahead of Trump's summit Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Pompeo said he was "unconcerned" that Trump's treatment of Canada - a close ally - boded poorly for his ability to forge peace with a longtime US adversary.
It was Trudeau's closing statements at the end of the G7 summit in La Malbaie QC that apparently prompted the petty insults and angry reaction from Trump.
"That's going to cost a lot of money for the people of Canada".
Merkel, whose office over the weekend released a photo of leaders and aides which illustrates the divide between Trump and his allies, said she had "tried hard to find a compromise and we fought hard for it. this was an important announcement".
He further said that throughout the summit, the United States tried negotiating with Trudeau in "good faith", but the Canadian President undermined the United States and its allies.
"He's giving a news conference about how he will not be pushed around by the United States".
"I feel that this has become a bad relationship; a relationship based on the President taking exactly what he wants", Grant's prime minister says. "We just shook hands!"
"He followed up by asking why the United States should "allow countries to continue to make "massive trade surpluses", asserting that it is "not fair to the people of America" and that the USA is suffering under a "$800 billion trade deficit".
Still, other Trump advisers had taken 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.
Heyman waged a campaign on Twitter to persuade Navarro to apologize by saying he was contacting USA politicians about his remarks.
"I think that [Navarro] used language that you wouldn't use with your best friend in a bar".
When asked about Trump's remarks in Parliament on Tuesday, Trudeau said he supports Trump's efforts on North Korea and looks forward to the details of that agreement.
"On (Trump's) comments, I'm going to stay focused on defending jobs for Canadians and supporting Canadian interests".
The verbal volleys by Navarro and Trump's top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, picked up where Trump had left off on Saturday evening. Trump said it was snapped as they waited for changes he'd requested to the communique, which he ended up pulling out of.