Trade War: Merkel Threatens US Over Trump Tariffs - Leah Barkoukis

George said Trump's tariffs are going to

George said Trump's tariffs are going to"hurt both sides" especially considering Canada is the United States'"biggest customer

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had responded to Trump's recent threats and installing of tariffs in a press conference at the end of the summit.

On CNN's State of the Union, Trump economic advisor Larry Kudlow labeled Trudeau as "polarizing", "sophomoric", "deceptive", and "amateurish".

The communique - which had appeared to have papered over the cracks that surfaced at the summit - said the leaders of the US, Canada, Britain, France, Italy, Germany and Japan agreed on the need for "free, fair, and mutually beneficial trade" and the importance of fighting protectionism.

Trudeau angered the president for comments he made in a news conference at the conclusion of the G7 meeting, during which he said that the "U.S. Tariffs were kind of insulting" and Canada "will not be pushed around" by the United States.

He cited "a $800 Billion Trade Deficit" for the USA, a number he's touted several times. But the trolled Prime Minister had his staunch supporters too. However, she suggested the government should look at means of increasing trade and co-operation with other Atlantic Canadian provinces, in light of the looming trade spat with the U.S.

Meanwhile, the Canadian province of Quebec has offered $C100 million ($A101 million) in loans and guarantees for steel and aluminium companies hit by the USA tariffs.

"He really stabbed us in the back".

"I've never seen language like this, least of all from subordinates of the president directed at the prime minister of their greatest friend and ally", Mulroney said.

President Donald Trump's mistaken assertion that Canada burned down the White House in 1814 is minor compared with his confusion over the trade relationship with our northern neighbor. Addressing reporters in Singapore ahead of Trump's summit Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Pompeo said he was "unconcerned" that Trump's treatment of Canada - a close ally - boded poorly for his ability to forge peace with a longtime USA adversary.

"Canada does not believe that ad hominem attacks are a particularly appropriate or useful way to conduct our relations with other countries", said Canadian foreign affairs minister Chrystia Freeland, according to the Toronto Star. "Then Justin acts hurt when called out!" He claims these unfair trade practices cost American jobs and somehow create a national security risk by weakening producers. "We're the closest partners in the world and you don't want to see a dispute over one particular issue poison everything".

Earlier today, Trudeau cheered Trump's bid to broker a deal to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons, but he stayed mum on the US administration's persistent trash talk. Minimum is 17B. Tax Dairy from us at 270%.

With politicians on both sides of the House supporting retaliation against penalties on Canadian steel and aluminum, John Ries, a professor with UBC's Sauder School of Business, says that might lead to US President Donald Trump backing off.

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