Trump hits back at Trudeau’s criticism of ‘punitive’ U.S. metal tariffs
by Mike Blanchfield (feat. Eric Miller)
The Canadian Press
June 1, 2018
WASHINGTON — Justin Trudeau drew the ire of Donald Trump late Thursday, after warning of a new turning point in Canada-U.S. relations when the U.S. president made good on a threat to impose crippling new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
Earlier in the day, the prime minister called Trump's use of a national security clause in U.S. trade law to justify the tariffs "totally unacceptable."
Trump shot back hours later in a statement, saying the days of the U.S. being taken advantage of in trade deals "are over." The U.S., Canada and Mexico are also involved in a tough renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.