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Trump's economic advisers blast Trudeau's 'bad faith' and 'betrayal'

While President Trump traveled to Singapore for Tuesday's North Korea summit, his economic advisers continued his line of attack on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in appearances on Sunday shows.

On CNN, Director of the National Economic Council Larry Kudlow said Trudeau's pushback on Trump's tariffs at a Saturday press conference was "a betrayal," a "sophomoric, political stunt for domestic consumption." Kudlow accused Trudeau of "stab[bing] us in the back" by undermining Trump's authority in advance of his talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. He urged Trudeau to make a public apology.

White House National Trade Council director Peter Navarro likewise condemned Trudeau on Fox.

"There’s a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door," he said. "That's what bad faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference. That's what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did, and that comes right from Air Force One."