“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,” said Peter Navarro, Trump’s trade advisor, on Fox News Sunday.
What he was referring to was a stock standard press conference in which Trudeau referenced Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, noted “Canadians did not take it lightly”, said labelling the country a national security threat was “kind of insulting” to Canadians who have lost daughters and sons alongside Americans in Afghanistan, and reiterated his plans for retaliatory tariffs on symbolic American products like bourbon and pickled gherkins.
It was a mild response. Canada’s unwillingness to utterly cave to the demands of the Americans, however, was enough to set off a presidential temper tantrum. Trump refused to endorse the G7 communique he had just agreed to, Navarro called him “bad faith Justin” and relations have plummeted to their lowest point in decades.
I’m so embarrassed by POTUS. 😑😑😑