The Liberal government is looking forward to seeing the details of the agreement that emerged from Monday's historic meeting between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Trudeau said Tuesday as he arrived on Parliament Hill for his weekly cabinet meeting. One of its early tweets read: numerous jokes were directed at the XX-year-old Canadian President, who bore the brunt of a twitter attack from President Trump and his White House advisers. Trump's attacks accelerated leading up to the weekend Group of Seven summit in Quebec, which ended with Trump withdrawing US support for the G7's communique and criticizing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
The foreign affairs minister will have her work cut out for her as she attempts to see Canada spared from the U.S.'s heavy-handed steel, aluminum and auto tariffs and mend the increasingly frayed relationship between the two countries.
Mulroney has acted as an informal advisor on US trade to Trudeau's Liberal government.
The Americans' criticism of Trudeau left a former Canadian prime minister, Stephen Harper, stumped.
Mr Trump's advisers said the USA president believed he had been stabbed in the back by Mr Trudeau over United States tariffs. "All Mr. Trudeau was doing was, in a rather gentle way, articulating the position his government - which would be the position of any Canadian government in these circumstances - so I don't view it as lethal", Mulroney said.
In state after state, especially those the president won in 2016 (think Louisiana, Tennessee, South Carolina and Texas), the voices rising are people who otherwise support the president, but have deep anxieties about where all of this is heading and what effect it will have on their lives and businesses. "The problem was that in conveying that message I used language that was inappropriate".
"I had a very good meeting with the G7", Trump said, rejecting suggestions the summit was a failure.
The U.S. actually has a trade surplus with Canada.
"We want to sell to China, Mexico, whoever", an Iowa farmer told the New York Times.
"Wisconsin's congressional delegation and the rest of Congress should demand the president stop slapping tariffs on American imports, which will result in retaliatory fees on vital state exports", the State Journal editorial board wrote.
"'He really kind of stabbed us in the back", Kudlow said.