Canada’s House of Commons on Monday voted unanimously to condemn President Trump and his aides for attacking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following the Group of Seven (G-7) summit in Canada last weekend, reports Reuters.
Lawmakers approved a motion that rejected “disparaging ad hominem statements by U.S. officials which do a disservice to bilateral relations.”
The move came after Peter Navarro, the White House National Trade Council director said “there’s a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door.”
He continued, “And that’s what bad faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference. That’s what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did, and that comes right from Air Force One.”
Navarro’s comments on “Fox News Sunday” added to the White House’s continued criticism of Trudeau, who said after Trump left the G7 summit that Canada would impose retaliatory measures to answer Trump’s tariffs and warned that Canada would not be “pushed around.”
“I will always protect Canadian workers and Canadian interests,” Trudeau said.
Trudeau’s remarks prompted Trump to criticize the Canadian leader on Twitter and decline to endorse the G7 communique.
Trump in a tweet slammed his Canadian counterpart and one of America’s longest-standing allies.
“PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, ‘US Tariffs were kind of insulting’ and he ‘will not be pushed around,’ ” Trump tweeted on Saturday.
“Very dishonest & weak,” the president added. “Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!”
PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, “US Tariffs were kind of insulting” and he “will not be pushed around.” Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2018
Canada’s Parliament also approved a motion that supports the Canadian steel and aluminum industry that has been hit by Trump’s massive tariffs, Reuters reported.