“As Canadians, we are polite, we’re reasonable, but also we will not be pushed around.”
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday announced his plan to impose retaliatory tariffs against the United States, saying he would not be "pushed around" by US President Donald Trump.
Trudeau made the comments in the final press conference of the two-day Global Seven summit hosted over the weekend in
The announcement was a reaction to Trump's decision last week to impose new
“I have made it very clear to the president that it is not something we relish doing, but it is something that we absolutely will do,” Trudeau said. “As Canadians, we are polite, we’re reasonable, but also we will not be pushed around.”
Trump responded hours later with a pair of angry tweets, saying
PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, “US Tariffs were kind of insulting” and he “will not be pushed around.” Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2018
A spokesman for Trudeau responded Sunday with a more measured tweet, saying, "The prime minister said nothing he hasn’t said before — both in public, and in private conversations with the president."