Trudeau, Tusk take aim at Trump at close of summit on Canada-EU trade agreement
European Council President Donald Tusk says he's happy that while he's been in Montreal, no one shouted ``send him back.''
The clear dig at right-wing populism in the United States at the outset of a press conference alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau follows a rally President Donald Trump held Wednesday night where attendees chanted ``send her back'' when the president referred to Rep. Ilhan Omar, one of four Democratic congresswomen who he suggested should ``go back'' to their countries.
Tusk says that if something is totally unacceptable, it has to be called out despite the impact it might have on business and trade between Europe and the United States.
Trudeau calls last night's comments at Trump's rally ``hurtful, wrong and completely unacceptable'' and says they should never be allowed or encouraged in Canada.
Trudeau and Tusk are talking up the merits of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA, which gives Canadian businesses preferred access to 500 million European consumers and a $24-trillion market in the 28-country bloc.
Canada's Parliament has already ratified the pact with the support of the Liberals and the Conservatives, and so far, 13 EU countries have ratified the deal with a vote in the French legislature scheduled for next week.