White House: 'Sophomoric' Trudeau 'Stabbed Us in the Back'

Kudlow keeps up drumbeat against Canadian PM after Trump departs G7
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2018 9:07 AM CDT
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.   (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
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(Newser) – The White House is not letting up in its attack on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the wake of a rocky G7 summit. After President Trump assailed Trudeau as "dishonest & weak" in tweets just after leaving Canada on Saturday night, White House National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow took to CNN's State of the Union on Sunday morning to keep up the drumbeat. "He really kind of stabbed us in the back," said Kudlow, per Politico. "We were very close to making a deal with Canada on NAFTA, bilaterally perhaps, and then we leave and Trudeau pulls this sophomoric, political stunt for domestic consumption."

One person not having it was John McCain, notes CNN, who tweeted, "To our allies: bipartisan majorities of Americans remain pro-free trade, pro-globalization & supportive of alliances based on 70 years of shared values," the Arizona senator tweeted. "Americans stand with you, even if our president doesn't." (Read more Justin Trudeau stories.)

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