Republicans and business groups are slamming President Trump and his advisers over scathing remarks about Canada following the Group of Seven (G-7) summit in Quebec over the weekend.
The backlash comes after Trump and his White House doled out several harshly worded attacks aimed at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who promised after the president’s departure from the G-7 to retaliate against steep steel and aluminum tariffs.
After Trump called the prime minister “very dishonest & weak” on Twitter, two White House advisers doubled down on the criticism, with Trump’s top trade adviser, Peter Navarro, saying there was “a special place in hell” for Trudeau.
The White House’s comments have ramped up a burgeoning trade war that is causing anxiety on both sides of the border and creating angst among congressional Republicans ahead of November’s midterm elections.
Read more at The Hill.