Macron arrives in Canada, meets Trudeau ahead of G7 Summit

Theresa May slams Trump for imposing tariffs on allies

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And the concerted resistance to Trump's tariffs is also undermining his favored approach of bilateral negotiations with countries to secure specific concessions in exchange for relief from the threatened levies. "Maybe, but nobody is forever", he told a news conference flanked by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. "Do you really believe that Canada, that your North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, represent a national security threat to you?"

U.S. tariffs and punitive actions taken by the European Union and Canada have widened the gap between leaders threatening the start of a trade war. Washington has demanded that Beijing take steps to open its markets further to us goods. "Frank, yes", the official said.

Macron threatened to exclude the United States from the joint statement issued every year at the end of the G7 summit, part of an worldwide pushback against Trump efforts to change trade rules. On Tuesday, Kudlow doubled down.

China said after that round that all commitments made so far will be withdrawn if President Donald Trump carries out his threat to impose tariffs.

According to a Downing Street spokesperson, the two discussed the Trump administration's tariffs on American allies, including Mexico, Canada, and the European Union, as well as other matters.

"When you have to compromise with a whole bunch of countries, you get the worst of the deals", Mr Kudlow said.

"The impact on Canada and ultimately on workers in the USA won't be a laughing matter", one source told the network.

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The move led Canada and the E.U.to impose retaliatory measures.

Mr Trudeau called the tariffs an affront to the longstanding security partnership between Canada and the United States, and Canada announced retaliatory steps.

Trudeau has been outspoken about the steel and aluminum tariffs, calling them "insulting" to Canada and declaring: "We have to believe that at some point their common sense will prevail".

Grodzinski said she reacted to the CNN report with disbelief.

"From coast to coast, a very strong Team Canada effort is pulling together, except apparently for the leader of the Opposition". Thomas Wright, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, told reporters that for Trump's first 500 days, "these countries generally were bent over backwards not to criticize President Trump".

Mr. Macron said the leaders don't want to put out a communiqué if "we drain it of all meaning".

"We're not going to be pushed around", Trudeau said on NBC's "Meet the Press".

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