Browbeaten? On Twitter, Justin Trudeau's 'Fake Eyebrows' Trumps US Tirade

Postado Junho 12, 2018

He then reminded his viewers about Trump's disastrous phone call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull where he, at first, raged about the refugee settlement agreement brokered by the Obama administration and then went ahead and abruptly ended what was expected to be an hour-long call halfway in.

In particular, Canada, Japan and the European G7 powers are outraged by Trump's unilateral - or illegal, in their eyes - the imposition of tariffs on imported steel and aluminium in the name of preserving USA industry on national security grounds.

"We won't allow ourselves be ripped off again and again".

A Trudeau spokesman, Cameron Ahmad, said Saturday night that Trudeau "said nothing he hasn't said before - both in public and in private conversations" with Trump.

She also showed no signs of letting up-even if Trump retaliated by imposing tariffs on cars. "And then hope that the European Union will respond again in the same unity", she said. She also said the European Union would "act" against the US trade measures. "I think it might be a Canadian identity", newspaper columnist John Ivison tweeted.

While many close followers have been left astounded by some of the rhetoric directed toward Trudeau on this trade issue, Political Scientist Hamish Telford with the University of the Fraser Valley expects our prime minister will now adjust his approach in dealing with the American leader.

Trudeau's foreign minister responded by condemning "ad hominem attacks", and Germany and France criticised Trump's comments. Canada exports $300 billion worth of goods to the United States, while the USA exports $282.5 billion worth of goods to Canada.

Trump, who had criticised Trudeau after the G7 meeting in Canada on the weekend, said the United States had a big trade deficit with Canada, and "a little balance" was needed.

US President Donald Trump on Monday continued his vitriolic attacks on several close allies in the wake of his early departure from an unusually discordant G7 meeting in Canada, which saw him withdraw US support for a joint communique.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer also had a call scheduled with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland to discuss NAFTA renegotiation.

"We're like the piggy bank that everybody's robbing, and that ends", he said.

The prime minister said although retaliation "is not something I relish doing", he would not hesitate to do so because "I will always protect Canadian workers and Canadian interests".

The president concluded his tweetstorm by saying, "Sorry, we can not let our friends, or enemies, take advantage of us on Trade anymore". Trudeau had used similar language in the past, and Canada threatened retaliatory tariffs before the G-7 got underway in response to the USA duties on metal.