Trump says does not endorse G7 communique, after 'weak' Trudeau comments

Trump says does not endorse G7 communique, after 'weak' Trudeau comments

Trump says does not endorse G7 communique, after 'weak' Trudeau comments

President Donald Trump on Saturday accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of making "false statements" and said that the U.S. will not endorse a G7 communique.

Trump said his statement was in response to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's comment following the summit that Canada "would not be pushed around".

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Soon after leaving the summit early, Mr Trump launched a blistering personal attack on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, host of the summit, for being "very dishonest and weak".

Following Trudeau's comments regarding the communique, the Canadian leader said "strong, firm conversations on trade and specifically American tariffs" took placed at the G-7 meeting.

They say "be careful what you wish for" Trump's trade war is living proof you should also be careful who and what you vote for. "It's a one-time shot and I think it's going to work out very well". He delivered that message personally during meetings with other leaders of the Group of Seven major economies, which took place in Canada on Friday and Saturday. 45 of 50 USA states export more to the European Union than they do to China.

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"State of the Union" host Jake Tapper asked Kudlow what right Trump and other US officials had to be offended by Trudeau's comments, given the dispute. He later told reporters the others had been smiling at him as if they could not believe they had got away with using America as a "piggy bank" for so long.

"I did suggest it and people were - I guess they're going to go back to the drawing board and check it out", Trump said.

On the subject of Russia, Trump said he thought it would be "an asset" to have the country in what would be the G8.

Trump announced tariffs late last month in efforts to balance out what he has deemed to be unfair trade arrangements with various countries.

Over the course of the summit, the President pushed the narrative that the a victim of a trade imbalance, though European leaders rejected these claims. Even Mr Trump professed himself pleased, calling the summit wonderful and rating his relationships with other leaders as ten out of ten. But has already made significant changes to trade policy - working around bipartisan opposition from Congress - through invoking a previously seldom-used provision that allows presidents to make trade decisions if they deem it necessary to protect national security. Russian Federation joined the G-7 in the 1990s, making it the Group of Eight, but was expelled after its annexation of Crimea in 2014.

"I wasn't sure - he said it so beautifully. I have made it clear to the president that [imposing retaliatory tariffs] is not something we relish doing, but it's something that we absolutely will do", Trudeau said.

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