OTTAWA — The newest snafu in the relationship between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trumpplayed out on the general public stage of a global summit on Wednesday.
However the leaders of two of the world’s closest allies have had their prickly exchanges earlier than.
Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau face off over commerce
On the closing of a G7 summit, which Canada hosted in Quebec, Trudeau reiterated his criticisms of American tariffs on Canadian metal and aluminum. Tweeting aboard Air Drive One on his manner residence, Trump known as the prime minister “very dishonest and weak” and withdrew American assist for the joint leaders’ assertion on the summit conclusion.
“I see the television and he’s giving a news conference about how he ‘will not be pushed around’ by the United States. And I say, ‘Push him around? We just shook hands,”’ Trump stated the day after.
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Two senior Trump advisers piled on. Financial adviser Larry Kudlow advised CNN Trudeau “stabbed us in the back.” Over on Fox Information, Peter Navarro, in cost of commerce coverage, stated “there’s a special place in hell” for a overseas chief partaking in “bad-faith diplomacy” with Trump.
Chrystia Freeland, then foreign-affairs minister, stated the Canadians wouldn’t resort to non-public assaults in their response.
UN Normal Meeting, 2018
Trudeau says ‘don’t learn into’ handshake with Trump at UN
Trump mused about taxing automobiles crossing into the U.S. from Canada throughout a press convention on the margins of the UN Normal Meeting in September, speaking about negotiations for a renewed North American free-trade pact.
“We’re very unhappy with the negotiations and the negotiating style of Canada. We don’t like their representative very much,” Trump stated, referring to Freeland.
Trump additionally stated he refused a gathering with Trudeau — a gathering Trudeau workplace stated it had by no means requested.
All of this adopted a leaders’ luncheon the place Trump solely took discover of the prime minister when Trudeau tapped the president on the shoulder, then shook palms with a seated Trump.
Trudeau didn’t see what the fuss was about, calling it “an interaction like so many” on the UN — “quick but cordial.”
“There are all sorts of opportunities for me to speak to President Trump,” Trudeau demurred, “and that was not the time.”
Trudeau, different leaders caught on digicam ‘mocking’ Trump throughout NATO reception
Trudeau stood chatting with French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands, and Princess Anne at a reception at Buckingham Palace. The host pool cameras targeted on the group as they spoke candidly about Trump’s prolonged interactions with reporters throughout bilateral conferences.
“He was late because he takes a 40-minute press conference off the top,” Trudeau stated at one level. Trudeau was additionally heard saying Trump’s “team’s jaws drop(ped) to the floor” when the Trump introduced the subsequent G7 summit could be held at Camp David, an thought Trump had beforehand raised however not formalized.
Trump calls Trudeau ‘two-faced’ after video exhibits him, different leaders ‘mocking’ president
The following day, Trump advised reporters — throughout one other impromptu information convention earlier than his assembly with German Chancellor Angela Merkel — that Trudeau is “two-faced,” however appeared to brush off what the prime minister stated. Trump chalked all of it as much as his calling out Trudeau for not assembly a defence-spending dedication amongst NATO members, however famous Trudeau was a “very nice guy.”
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