After he left the G7 summit in Quebec on Saturday, Trump posted a series of Tweets criticizing Trudeau for staying firm on the counter-tariffs imposed in reaction to USA tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum.
But many soon pointed out that the hotel also served as a brothel (Donald Trump had claimed it was never a brothel, though historians disagree), and the Washington Examiner noted that Justin Trudeau seemed to barely contain his laughter as he gave it to Trump.
Mulroney, who has a personal relationship with Trump and has been quietly advising the prime minister on how to deal with the mercurial US president, likened Trump's weekend tirade to "serious summer squalls". But the trolled Prime Minister had his staunch supporters too. Mulroney began working with Trudeau previous year.
"We are all Canadians first and we will stand with Canadian workers and the families impacted by this escalating trade war". Mulroney and Trump are also known to have been friends. Canada had previously been given a temporary exemption from the steel and aluminum tariffs, but Trump announced at the end of May that its exemption would end.
Trump said Trudeau's promise not to back down from United States tariffs is "going to cost a lot of money for the people of Canada". These countermeasures amount up to 16.6 billion Canadian dollars (about 12 billion US dollars) in imports of steel, aluminum, and other products from the Unites States, and are set to come into effect on July 1 this year.
Canadian politicians of all stripes rallied round their prime minister on Monday after his cautious and polite defense of free trade rules drew an extraordinary personal rebuke from US President Donald Trump.
It now appears clear that the White House attempted to use Canada's interest in a successful G-7 summit to extract trade concessions.
"It would be with regret, but it would be with absolute certainty and firmness that we move forward with retaliatory tariffs measures on July 1 applying equivalent tariffs to the ones that the Americans have unjustly applied to us".
Kudlow said Trudeau had engaged in a "a sophomoric political stunt for domestic consumption" and should apologize.
Senior officials of the Trump administration piled on the smears.
"[Trudeau] really kind of stabbed us in the back", Kudlow said.
"Kim must not see American weakness", Kudlow said. "In conveying that message I used language that was inappropriate and basically lost the power of that message. He should never have said it", Reagan said.
"A reasonable, balanced and firm assertion that Canada will not be bullied, and that we will retaliate if the US Administration does not end its attack on our steel exports".
Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen says her party is united with the Liberals when it comes to defending Canada's trade interests.
"Divisive rhetoric and personal attacks from the USA administration are clearly unhelpful", he added.
In reality, the United States has a small surplus with Canada when goods and services are considered - $341.2 billion to Canada's $325.9 billion, according to 2016 statistics from the US trade representative.
Trump is in Singapore where he is meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.
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