Trump advisers blast Trudeau with 'unprecedented' language: political scientist

Trump advisers blast Trudeau with 'unprecedented' language: political scientist

Trudeau told reporters that the statement was supported by every member, but Trump's Twitter message Saturday withdrew USA support for the communique.

After Trump left the event, he launched a scathing attack on Canada's tariffs, while Trudeau called the US president's steel and aluminum imports tax "kind of insulting", and insisted that Canadians "will not be pushed around" when it comes to further talks. Trump then declared on Twitter that he no longer endorsed the statement.

The attack on a longtime ally and its leader drew sharp criticism.

Figures that Trump cites in his tweets have often been found to be incorrect or misleading. Big trade barriers against US farmers, and other businesses, will finally be broken.

"Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal", Trump wrote in a series of posts on Twitter. The EU trade surplus with the U.S.is $151 Billion, and Canada keeps our farmers and others out. "Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!"

What did Donald, Angela, Emmanuel, Justin, and the rest of gang accomplish, then, when they briefly set aside the bombast aimed, of course, not at their colleagues but their voters back home? Navarro also said Trump attending the G7 in Canada was a "courtesy" to Trudeau and that the President had "bigger things on his plate" in Singapore. Can't do it in person.

Last week, Canada hit back at the Trump administration by announcing retaliatory tariffs on up to 16.6 billion Canadian dollars (12.8 billion USA dollars) worth of US steel and aluminum as well as a diverse list of other products.

Canadians agree this weekend was a turning point, and maybe an overall historic low, in Canada-U.S. relations.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised European countries for helping to bring about the North Korea summit, alluding to their enforcement of sanctions against Pyongyang.

The leaders of Canada and the United States are locked in an ugly, escalating public dispute over trade barriers, tariffs and how they think they world should resolve its problems.


Trump's proposal was shocking, coming just days after he applied tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union, Canada, and Mexico. "I don't want to hurt American workers".

But the tension between traditional Republican orthodoxy on trade and foreign policy is being tested and so far very few Republicans appear ready to confront Trump.

James Brander, an global trade expert at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, said Freeland's comments were meaningful.

'We have done just that at this summit, registering our deep disappointment at the unjustified decision by the USA to apply tariffs to European Union steel and aluminium imports'.

Trump is seeking additional tariffs of as much as 25 percent on automobile imports, up from 2.5 percent, in a move that, if realized, could deal a huge blow to major auto exporters Japan and Germany. Navarro claimed Trump was doing Trudeau a "favor" by simply showing up to the summit and added, "He was even willing to sign that socialist communiqué".

The now mooted communique acknowledged the importance of "free, fair and mutually beneficial trade and investment". Still, numerous Canadian officials, including Trudeau's spokesperson, noted that he said nothing new or anything that hadn't been discussed with Trump in private. It also maintained the phrase "to fight protectionism", which was also used previous year.

Other parts of the G7 communique also saw the United States isolated, including an "ambitious" ocean protection plan.

The situation only got messier from there, particularly in the leadup to, during and right after the G7 leaders' summit. "The G7 must come together to support him", Abe was quoted by Nishimura as saying in Friday's session on security.

The British government has been eager to sign a trade deal with the USA after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union next year.

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