Trump, Trudeau swap jokes but hold firm in trade dispute

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"I've never seen language like this, the least of all from subordinates of the president directed at the prime minister of their greatest friend and ally".

"I own that, that was my mistake, those were my words".

"There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with Donald J. Trump and then try to stab him in the back on the way out the door", trade adviser Peter Navarro said on Fox News. "I'm pretty sure that circles of hell are not reserved for Canadians proposing retaliatory tariffs", Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, added.

Trump gave a wide-ranging news conference in Singapore on Tuesday following his landmark summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in which the two leaders spoke for several hours.

He called Mr Trudeau "dishonest & weak" after Mr Trudeau said at a news conference that Canada would retaliate for new U.S. tariffs.

Despite his conservative rivals snapping at his heels in polls, Trudeau has seen Canadian politicians from across the spectrum close ranks around him after Trump threatened to slap tariffs on the automobile sector, which would mark a dramatic escalation in the trade spat.

Trump addressed the fight with Trudeau during a press conference following the North Korea summit, suggesting average Canadians will pay the price.

Listen above to hear what kind of impact these retaliatory tariffs might have on the US, why George says the tariffs will "hurt both sides", and how the global bridge between MI and Canada fits into the countries' trad relationship. Canada does have very big advantages over us in terms of trade deficits.

"According to a Canada release, they make nearly 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with U.S. (guess they were bragging and got caught!). I was riding where, oh, it's actually a surplus". "Other than he had a news conference that he had because he assumed I was in an airplane and I wasn't watching". Trump aides accused Trudeau of betrayal of Trump for his statement on retaliation. "He learned. You can't do that". Trudeau had used similar language in the past, and Canada threatened retaliatory tariffs before the G-7 got underway in response to the US duties on metal.

Mr Trump also responded by announcing that he was backing out of a joint communiqué on trade between the United States and its main allies.

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.

His tweet, shortly after leaving Charlevoix in Quebec, came in response to what he claimed were "false statements" by the summit host, Canadian premier Justin Trudeau.

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