White House adviser says Canada's Trudeau 'stabbed us in the back'

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White House adviser says Canada's Trudeau 'stabbed us in the back'

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The US president seemed particularly incensed by Trudeau's comments in a news conference criticising Trump's decision to invoke national security to justify US tariffs on steel and aluminium imports.

Trump planned to leave the summit on Saturday before it discussed climate change and the health of oceans, underlining fractures in the G7 exacerbated by US trade tariffs. The president responded on Twitter, while en route to Singapore calling Trudeau, "Very dishonest and weak".

Trudeau had said Canadians "are polite, we're reasonable, but also we will not be pushed around".

The Illinois Democrat acknowledged that Trudeau's tough talk with Trump may play well domestically, but said it would have longer-term negative implications.

France has warned that "fits of anger" could not dictate worldwide cooperation after US President Donald Trump abruptly rejected a previously agreed joint statement in the wake of a fractious Group of Seven (G7) summit in Canada.

He insisted, like Trump himself has done many times, that Canada has enormous tariffs itself - especially on certain dairy and food products.

Trump's refusal to endorse the G7 vision may be the clearest and starkest sign yet that Trump is not interested in even maintaining a pretense of cooperation between the United States and its closest allies. "We strive to reduce tariff barriers, non-tariff barriers and subsidies". The newspaper wrote: "Donald Trump is the same age as the world order put in place by the United States at the end of the Second World War, but one would swear he decided that the latter will not survive him". "They fully understand where I am coming from".

The measure hits European Union trading partners even though the main target is overcapacity at state-backed Chinese producers, who Europe and the U.S. have long complained have flooded markets with cheap steel.

A spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the other G7 members stand by the communique and all that was agreed upon.

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Trudeau said he had reiterated to Mr. Trump, who left the G7 meeting before it ended, that tariffs would harm industries and workers on both sides of the U.S.

"I don't know anything about that", Kudlow said.

"Not only is the trade deficit with Canada small, the United States runs a current account surplus with Canada", Harper, who served as head of state from 2006 to 2015, told "Sunday Morning Futures".

Now the country's PM Trudeau has now felt the wrath of his American counterpart.

May characterized her relationship with Trump as "very good".

When Mr Trump left Quebec, it was thought that a compromise had been reached, despite the tension and the determination of European leaders Macron and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany to push back against the U.S. president's protectionist policies.

Germany's Angela Merkel says nothing has changed when it comes to Russian Federation.

"The president will continue to say what he says", he said of Trump. Trump as a result did not sign onto the joint statement concluding the meeting. Tariffs have been falling for decades due to free trade agreements.

Another image of the same gathering however suggests a more relaxed interaction, with Mrs Merkel smiling and Mr Trump making eye contact. "It's going to change". He reiterated his longstanding view that the USA has been taken advantage of in global trade, adding, "We're like the piggy bank that everybody's robbing, and that ends".

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