Trudeau's criticism will cost Canada 'a lot of money'

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Canada's House of Commons Monday condemned the personal attacks on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by U.S. President Donald Trump and his surrogates. The risk that CAD/US interest rate differentials will widen in favour of the U.S.is a Canadian dollar negative. According to a Canada release, they make nearly 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with USA (guess they were bragging and got caught!).

Mr Trudeau said he had reiterated to Mr Trump, who left the G7 meeting before it ended, that tariffs would harm industries and workers on both sides of the US-Canada border.

Yet his top diplomat, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, downplayed the severity of the rift.

"Trump's advisers described Trudeau's statements as a slight that threatened to make the USA look weak right as the president was leaving for a summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un".

His anger appears to have been sparked by a news conference Mr Trudeau gave after the summit, in which he described as "insulting" the way the USA cited national security as a reason for the tariffs.

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US President Donald Trump fired off a volley of tweets yesterday venting anger on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, the European Union (EU) and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the wake of a divisive Group of Seven (G-7) meeting over the weekend.

"That's what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did", Navarro said. He had other things, bigger things on his plate in Singapore, he said.

Hashtag #Eyebrowgate trended and soon, Trudeau's Eyebrows even had their own Twitter account. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., also called Trudeau's comments a stab in the back to Trump. "That will not stand".

Kudlow says Trump won't let a Canadian prime minister push him around on the eve of his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. "Kim must not see American weakness".

The president's call to eliminate trade barriers came as tensions build between the United States and its allies after the Trump administration imposed steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union, Canada and Mexico.

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Chrystia Freeland, Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister, told reporters in Quebec on Sunday: "Canada does not believe that ad-hominem attacks are a particularly appropriate or useful way to conduct our relations with other countries".

President Trump lashed out at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the country's trade relationship with the U.S. Sunday accusing Canada of "charging massive Tariffs" to U.S. businesses.

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Ms Bishop said the Turnbull government's strong relationship with the United States administration was behind Australia securing an exemption to U.S. import tariffs on steel and aluminium.

European G7 members expressed solidarity with Trudeau, as well as Republican Arizona Senator John McCain and ex-FBI director James Comey, who offered their support.

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