Fox News host Shepard Smith mocked President Trump over his attacks on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday, joking: “Maybe we need a northern wall.”
“The United States and Canada are in a fight, obviously. President Trump accusing the country’s prime minister of making false statements, and the president’s trade adviser saying there’s a special place in hell for the leader of Canada, our biggest trading partner in all of the world, our best friend from way back in World War Two and every time in between. Canada. Maybe we need a northern wall,” Smith joked.
Trump criticized Trudeau after the Canadian prime minister announced that all members of the Group of Seven (G-7) reached an agreement on Saturday.
“Based on Justin’s false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!” Trump tweeted.
The prime minister’s office responded, saying Trudeau had been consistent with Trump during the summit.
“The Prime Minister said nothing he hasn’t said before — both in public, and in private conversations with the President,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement on Saturday.
However, White House officials stood by Trump’s criticism of Trudeau.
“He was polarizing. He really kind of stabbed us in the back,” White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.”
“He did a great disservice to the whole [Group of Seven (G-7)],” he added.
White House trade advisor Peter Navarro also criticized Trudeau, saying he belonged in hell.
“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,” Navarro told Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”
“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,” he continued.
“To my friends in Canada, that was one of worst political miscalculations of a Canadian leader in modern Canadian history.”