Top Trump economic advisor Larry Kudlow said Wednesday that a colleague of his in the White House referred to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as "that little punk kid running Canada," according to The Washington Examiner.
Kudlow made the comment on Wednesday night, while discussing the Trump administration's efforts on the economy and its aggressive stance in trade negotiations, the Examiner reported.
"A friend of mine in the White House, who will go unnamed, said, 'You know, I know why you’re supporting this deal Larry, it’s because we made a deal. We didn't walk away, we didn’t end it, we made a deal. Alright? 'Spite that little punk kid running Canada, we still made it,’” Kudlow said, referring to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
“And I’ve had some wonderful run-ins with him.”
Kudlow did not name the official and it was unclear where the economic advisor had made the remarks.
The White House did not immediately reply to a request for comment from The Hill.
President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 committee chair says panel will issue a 'good number' of additional subpoenas Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Pentagon officials prepare for grilling Biden nominates head of Africa CDC to lead global AIDS response MORE has had a tense relationship with Trudeau and earlier this summer called the progressive Prime Minister "very dishonest & weak."
PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, “US Tariffs were kind of insulting” and he “will not be pushed around.” Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2018
Canada and the U.S. reached a deal on September 30 on an updated North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) after days of furious negotiations between Washington and Ottawa.