Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “is being so indignant, bringing up the relationshp that the U.S. and Canada had over the many years and all sorts of other things,” U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday, June 8, before flying off to the G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Que., and setting the stage for a war of words on Twitter and for a trade war. It was just another day at the White House and another one for the U.S. president’s special kind of bullying tactics. Mr. Trump was responding to Prime Minister Trudeau’s comments about Canada’s history to stand together through two world wars and the war in Afghanistan, but also announced $16.6-billion in relatiatory tariffs on U.S. imports after Mr. Trump announced last month that Canada will no longer be exempt from steel and aluminum tariffs. After departing the G7 early to prepare for his landmark summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in Singapore, Mr. Trudeau told reporters on Saturday, June 9, at a closing press conference at the G7 that he told Mr. Trump the steel and aluminum tarifffs were “kind of insulting” and that Canada “will not be pushed around.”
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