Browbeaten? On Twitter, Justin Trudeau's 'Fake Eyebrows' Trumps US Tirade

Browbeaten? On Twitter, Justin Trudeau's 'Fake Eyebrows' Trumps US Tirade

The prime minister has kept a low profile since Trump called him "very dishonest and weak" and withdrew support for a Group of Seven communique reached at the summit Trudeau hosted in Quebec on Saturday.

In response to the initial tweets critical of her country and prime minister, Canada's foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, said her nation "does not conduct its diplomacy through ad hominem attacks".

Trump is in Singapore where he is meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

President Donald Trump meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the G-7 summit, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Charlevoix, Canada. "Kim must not see American weakness".

He said Trump "did the courtesy to Justin Trudeau to travel up to Quebec for that summit".

Prime Minister Trudeau on the other hand, did not balk at the statements but instead remained professional and mature - which is to be expected from a leader of one of the most respected and democratic countries in the world.

While foreign policy issues such as North Korea do not usually have much bearing on the polls, Mr Trump's outburst against Nato allies, the European Union and Canada appeared aimed at striking a chord with voters who support his America First agenda. Can't do it in person.

On that note, Trump had cut short his trip to La Malbaie in Canada where the much-awaited G7 summit took place.


While Trump expressed surprise at Trudeau's remarks, his comments were largely in line with what Canadian officials had said since Trump's announcement of tariffs. Among other things, she said the government should be preparing to keep pace with corporate tax cuts and tax breaks south of the border.

The U.S condemnation stems from Trudeau's assertion that Canadians "are polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around", a point he had made several times before.

Let's get real here in past 24 hours President of the United States has been slammed by Justin Trudeau, Robert De Niro, Emmanuel Macron and John McCain. "That will not stand".

On 1 June, the United States imposed a 25% tariff for steel and 10% for aluminium on imports from the European Union (EU), Canada, and Mexico.

"I know my colleagues are hearing from numerous businesses and manufacturers across the country very similar stories, that this trade dispute is probably two weeks away from affecting Canadians in a very real way", he said.

Navarro's interview followed another by National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow, who called Trudeau's statement as "diplomatic betrayal". "They surely can not be that upset about what the prime minister said", according to a second Canadian official.

"It would be with regret but it would be with absolute clarity and firmness that we move forward with retaliatory measures on July 1, applying equivalent tariffs to the ones that the Americans have unjustly applied to us", said Trudeau.

Related Articles