On Twitter, Trump Says Trudeau “Acted So Meek And Mild During Our G7 Meetings”

Trump also called Trudeau “Very dishonest & weak.”

Shortly after departing the G7 Summit, US President Donald Trump slammed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Twitter.

Trump insinuated that Trudeau is acting tough publicly, but is very different behind the scenes. He also said Trudeau was making “false statements,” and Trump says he is now looking at tariffs on cars entering the US.

Here’s what Trump said:

“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!”

“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!”

While Trump often uses Twitter to project a tough image for the domestic US audience, it would seem that the G7 has not only failed to reduce tensions between Canada and the US, those tensions have now increased.

And while it’s impossible to know what Trudeau was really like behind the scenes with Trump, it would be concerning to many Canadians if there was a gap between Trudeau’s public image and his actions when actually dealing with world leaders.

Of course, a bigger problem than Tweets is the fact that the Trudeau government is refusing to do things that could help our nation be stronger when it comes to economic competition with the United States. If the Trudeau government repealed the carbon tax, cut regulations, and brought in big tax cuts for individuals and families, our domestic market would be stronger, our exporters would get a boost, and we would have a chance to draw investment north from the US.

Instead, the government is doubling down on the same approach that has caused an exodus of investment and is slowing down our economy. As a result, our negotiating position with the US is far weaker than it should be.

Spencer Fernando

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