Jun 12, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Canada condemns Trump, Navarro attacks on Trudeau

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump sit on white chairs at the G-7 summit. Trump looks at the ground and appears unhappy, while Trudeau is talking with his mouth open and hands up

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The Canadian House of Commons unanimously condemned attacks, by President Trump and his trade adviser Peter Navarro, on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with a symbolic vote on a motion supporting Canadian steel and aluminum — hit by U.S. tariffs, Reuters reports.

The backstory: Following the G7 summit, Navarro said on Sunday that "there is a special place in hell" for Trudeau for his "bad faith diplomacy" with Trump, but later apologized for his "inappropriate" comment. Trump also called Trudeau "very dishonest and weak." Tension between the two countries continues to escalate following Trump's latest tariffs on Canadian aluminum and steel.

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