Trudeau's criticism will cost Canada 'a lot of money'

Canada looks to ride out Trump trade storm

He made the apology - something that former USA ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman, among others, was demanding that he do - during a Wall Street Journal event today in Washington.

Though Trudeau had made these comments many times before, Trump and his advisers quickly responded.

Trudeau, Trump told ABC News, "shouldn't have done that".

Navarro, for his part, suggested that he was following orders - but made a poor choice of words in doing so.

"My mission was to send a strong signal of strength", Navarro said at the event, according to the Journal. "The problem is that in conveying that message I used language that was inappropriate".

Kudlow later suffered a "very mild" heart attack, the White House said Monday, but was in good condition.

"On his comments, I'm going to stay focused on defending jobs for Canadians and supporting Canadian interests", Trudeau said before walking away from reporters.

Donald Trump's heightened attacks on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are raising concerns that he might follow through on threats to impose auto tariffs, a move that could devastate the vehicle industry in Canada and lead to higher USA prices.

Several leaders from the G-7 meeting - including Germany's Angela Merkel, Britain's Theresa May and France's Emmanuel Macron - either expressed support for Trudeau or criticized Trump. "He learned", Trump said wagging his finger.

"I see (on) the television that he's giving a news conference about how he will not be pushed around by the United States". And I say, push him around?

"From day one, we have said that we expected moments of drama and that we would keep calm and carry on throughout those moments", Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said Tuesday in Ottawa.

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The insults stemmed from a closing G7 press conference on Saturday in which Trudeau called United States steel and aluminum tariffs "insulting" and pledged to proceed with previously announced retaliatory tariffs.

Then, he went on about how massive trade surpluses were not fair to the American people and how the United States pays almost the full cost of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation which protects "many of these same countries that rip us off on Trade" and remarked, "Change is coming".

"Very dishonest & weak", the president added.

Navarro, a supporter of tariffs to help reduce the USA trade deficit and a longtime critic of China, turned his anger at Canada over the weekend as a Group of Seven meeting hosted by Trudeau ended in disarray and trade threats.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday kept up his feud with America's closest allies over trade, saying he could not allow them to continue taking advantage of the United States.

Former Conservative cabinet minister James Moore, a member of the government's advisory group on NAFTA, hailed Trudeau's approach, refusing to react to "the noise, the bluster, the Twitter, the emotional outbursts".

"Canadians are polite and reasonable but we will also not be pushed around", he said.

The tariffs threaten an ever-shrinking sector in Canada that lost 53,000 jobs between 2001 and 2014.

And he confirmed that Canada would press ahead with dollar-for-dollar retaliatory tariffs on July 1 as previously announced.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh also urged the federal government to get serious about drafting a rescue plan for steel and aluminum workers, who are going to feel the brunt of the initial impact of the dispute - and soon.

"If it goes on for a while - and it would have to go on for a while - people might change their views, but I don't think this one incident is likely to have that effect".

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