Macron Calls Trump Incoherent After He Refuses To Sign G7 Statement

Macron Calls Trump Incoherent After He Refuses To Sign G7 Statement

Trump said he chose to back out of the G7 communique after watching Trudeau's closing summit news conference, at which he warned that Canada would not be pushed around on tariffs - a point the Canadian prime minister had made several times before.

"Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!" the US president tweeted.

Before the G-7 summit, Trump scuffled with Macron over the tariffs.

Trudeau, at a news conference at the conclusion of the G-7 summit, said that Canadians are polite, reasonable, but will not be pushed around.

Hours after Mr Trump withdrew his support for the joint statement and attacked Mr Trudeau, Mr Kudlow and trade adviser Peter Navarro drove the message home on Sunday morning news shows in an extraordinary assault on a close U.S. ally and neighbour.

British Prime Minister Theresa May "is fully supportive" of Trudeau and his leadership, a senior United Kingdom government source said, while European Council President Donald Tusk tweeted: "There is a special place in heaven for @JustinTrudeau".

"I have made it very clear to the President that it is not something we relish doing, but it is something that we absolutely will do".

On Monday, European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said the EU "stands fully behind" the statement and "will continue to stand up for an worldwide, rules-based, multilateral system".

Trump also last week falsely accused Canada of burning down the White House during the War of 1812.

Trade adviser Peter Navarro told "Fox News Sunday" that "there is a special place in hell for any leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy" with Trump.


Officials from President Donald Trump's administration are not mincing their words when describing how they feel about other foreign leaders in the aftermath of the G7 summit.

Trudeau himself was nowhere to be seen Monday, taking a break after hosting the tense, three-day summit, to which Trump arrived late, left early and then upended with a Twitter tirade from Air Force One.

Trudeau said in a press conference that Canada will "move forward with retaliatory measures on July 1, applying equivalent tariffs to the ones that Americans have unjustly applied to us".

Lucey reported from Singapore and Gillies from Quebec City.

In the wake of Trump and his aides' comments, many domestic and foreign leaders came to Trudeau's defense. "And no subsidies. I even said, 'no tariffs!'" Trump insisted.

Reneging on the commitments agreed in the communique showed "incoherence and inconsistency", it said in a statement. Trump wrote on Twitter.

Trump has infuriated the European Union, Canada and Mexico by imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Nearly 70 percent of the steel used in the United States already is produced here, and our nation can never be self-sufficient in aluminum production because the bauxite used to make the metal is not mined here.

"I know my colleagues are hearing from numerous businesses and manufacturers across the country very similar stories, that this trade dispute is probably two weeks away from affecting Canadians in a very real way", he said.

"We're talking to all countries", Trump said, denouncing what he said were huge existing tariffs on U.S. exports around the world.

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