Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Trudeau on Trump: We Support North Korea Efforts, Won't Engage on Comments

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Trudeau on Trump: We Support North Korea Efforts, Won't Engage on Comments

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Trudeau stays on high road with Trump

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OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is cheering Donald Trump's bid to broker a deal to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons, but he's staying mum on the U-S president's persistent trash talk against Canada.

Trudeau says the Liberal government is looking forward to seeing the details of the agreement that emerged from Monday's historic meeting between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

But other than that, he says he's going to stay focused on defending jobs for Canadians and supporting Canadian interests.

Trump told a lengthy news conference in Singapore that Trudeau's assertion that Canada "will not be pushed around" will end up costing Canadians "a lot of money."

Among the many topics that came up was Trump's recent Twitter campaign against Trudeau, whom he has called "dishonest" and "weak."

Those comments came after Trudeau's closing news conference at the G-7 summit in Quebec on Saturday, when the prime minister said he had pushed back against the Trump administration's hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum. …

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