US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have discussed trade and other economic issues over the phone, according to the White House.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders made the announcement on Saturday, a day after Canada struck back at the Trump administration over US steel and aluminum tariffs.
The phone call between the two leaders was the first to be publicly disclosed since Trump described Trudeau as “very dishonest and weak” at the end of the Group of Seven (G7) leaders meeting in Canada early last month.
On June 9, Trump left the G7 industrial nations’ summit in Canada early in anticipation of the meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore.
Trudeau said after the G7 summit that it was “kind of insulting” that the United States implemented steel and aluminum tariffs against his country on the basis of national security. Trudeau also promised to slap retaliatory tariffs…