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"Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around," Canada's Prime Minster Justin Trudeau said.
He was speaking out at a news conference at the G7 Summit in Quebec over the weekend about the tariffs President Trump is imposing on steel and aluminum from Canada, Mexico and the European Union.
Trudeau says Canada will move forward with retaliatory measures. Ontario resident Shauna Scanlon believes that each country has to do what it can to survive.
"I thought we were doing pretty well overall, but obviously President Trump disagrees so he has to do what he feels best for his country, which I think ultimately means we're going to have to what's best for our country," said Shauna Scanlon, who's from Westport, Ontario
President Trump came back at Trudeau's comments via Twitter accusing the Canadian prime minster of making "false statements," and calling him "very dishonest and weak." Toronto Resident Jerry Hoffarth says Trump is not being very presidential.
"We're in the same borough with the rest of the world and we don't really care what he says," said Hoffarth.
President Trump's economic advisor also made comments after Prime Minster Trudeau's news conference saying, "He really kind of stabbed us in the back."
"He didn't, he answered him in the most diplomatic and most honest way he could," said Eily Strotmann-Martin, from Kingston, Ontario.
Adding to backlash from Prime Minster Trudeau's comments - the White House's trade advisor said on Fox News that "there's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump."