Navarro voices regret for harsh words about Canadian leader

US signs G-7 declaration calling for reduction of tariffs after tense summit with allies

'Fair trade, fool trade', Trump vents anger on NATO allies, EU, Trudeau post-G7

The U.S. had a trade surplus with Canada of about US$7.7 billion in 2016, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, although Statistics Canada data show the U.S. had a trade deficit of about US$14.6 billion.

Earlier in the day, Trump had said there should be "tariff free" trade between the G-7 nations, though he did not elaborate on how or whether the United States would reduce barriers.

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.

White House trade advisor Peter Navarro has apologized for the "a special place in hell" comment he directed at Justin Trudeau following the G7 summit over the weekend. Trump had already left the summit, and Trudeau gave a news conference in which he went to great lengths to not offend Trump. He had other things, bigger things on his plate in Singapore, he said. He called on Trudeau to apologise to Trump. And what did Trudeau do as soon as the plane took off from Canadian airspace? "Are those the ...words of the president towards Trudeau?" "That will not stand".

Canadian media have reacted angrily to US President Donald Trump's spat with the country's leader Justin Trudeau following last week's G7 summit. "Kim must not see American weakness".

In a display of calculated aggression, Kudlow thumped the table as he told CNN's State of the Union Trudeau had "stabbed us in the back" and instigated "a betrayal".

Timeline of trade tensions since the US decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports
Timeline of trade tensions since the US decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports

Canada's foreign minister Chrystia Freeland said her country "does not conduct its diplomacy through ad hominem attacks".

U.S. President Donald Trump's Twitter tirade against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following the G7 is sparking promises of support from some of Trudeau's political rivals as well as calls for calm from foreign diplomats and experts. "We don't think that that is a useful or productive way to do business".

Meanwhile, Trump said on Saturday that renegotiations on NAFTA could lead to a new trilateral trade deal with substantial changes or two separate trade agreements.

Trump fired off a volley of tweets on Monday further venting anger at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, the European Union and Trudeau. Can't do it in person.

"I have made it very clear to the president that it is not something we relish doing, but it is something that we absolutely will do, because Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around", Trudeau said.

The Americans' criticism of Trudeau left a former Canadian prime minister, Stephen Harper, stumped.

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