"Didn't you guys burn down the White House?" he told Trudeau, according to sources cited by CNN.
"Don't blame Trump. Blame the nations that have broken away" from fair trade practices, Kudlow told reporters at a White House press conference. During the global financial crisis, the group calmed markets by vowing to "take all necessary steps" to hold together the worldwide banking system. Trump is said to have shot back. The United States, Mexico and Canada agreed to NAFTA in the 1990s, and all three countries have worked to renegotiate the deal since Trump became president.
Kudlow said Trump's accomplishments are "contributing to our economic growth" and are evident in countless economic reports, such as small-business confidence, consumer sentiment and job growth.
"The president is at ease with all these tough issues", said Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council. The White House did not respond to a request for comment and a Canadian official declined to comment on the record. Trump and Kudlow are traveling to Quebec this week for a meeting of leaders from seven of the world's leading economies, and several of those officials have expressed frustration at Trump for his protectionist approach to trade.
Trudeau was apparently arguing Canada's loyalty directly to the USA president when Trump fired back about the Burning of Washington.
When asked whether or not they think Trump's actions will cause a trade war, 62 percent of participants said it is likely, with 20 percent saying that result is unlikely and 19 percent stating they had no opinion. "The impact on Canada and ultimately on workers in the USA won't be a laughing matter".
But he said even that amount "would not address the underlying, long-run concerns the United States has with China". The war was fought in Upper Canada, Lower Canada, on the Great Lakes and the Atlantic, and in the United States.
"Within the context of the rights that the existing accord gives us, we are answering", Guajardo said.
"Some said it couldn't be done. Canada is a whole lot different from Mexico". "Something to do with women's leadership or girls' education, particularly in developing countries, because you wouldn't see the kind of public announcements we're seeing now if they didn't already have that in the bag". The policies are working.
His private meeting with Macron, he said, "will be an opportunity to talk about the relations between Canada and France that are going very well, but also to highlight the challenges that we are going to have around the G7 table, and to make sure we are aligned".
Steven Mnuchin, Treasury secretary, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in Washington, D.C., March 7, 2018.
For his part, the president has taken to Twitter to tout his administration's economic accomplishments. More importantly, steel exports to the USA make up more than half of total Canadian production. May be the best economy in the history of our country.