Trump issues warning to trade partners over retaliatory tariffs

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Trudeau heaped scorn on Donald Trump's national security justification for the new metal tariffs.

After departing from the Quebec summit for Singapore, Trump tweeted that Trudeau's remarks at a news conference, where he said Canada would not be pushed around, "were very dishonest and weak".

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

Abe is not the only world leader to have tried charming Trump and failed to come away with concessions from the U.S. leader.

"He can take that nation and truly make it a great nation so it is a one-time shot and I think it is going to work out very well", Mr. Trump said. Trudeau said he "accepted" the long US explanation in the statement about how Washington did not back the Paris agreement. Trump said the final outcome would lead either to a better agreement on NAFTA or separate trade deals with both Canada and Mexico.

Trump took the action on the grounds that weak domestic industries could affect US national security.

The pair have been at odds over whether a sunset clause would be included into any renegotiated trade agreement covering the US, Canada and Mexico, with Mr Trudeau insisting no sunset clause would be included and Mr Trump saying hours earlier that negotiators were "pretty close on the sunset provision".

"The idea that, you know, our soldiers who had fought and died together on the beaches of World War II and the mountains of Afghanistan, and have stood shoulder to shoulder in some of the most hard places in the world, that are always there for each other, somehow-this is insulting to that", he said.

"It would be with regret, but it would be with absolute certainty and firmness that we move forward with retaliatory measures on July 1 applying equivalent tariffs to the ones that the Americans have unjustly applied to us", Trudeau said.

Trudeau has said the Quebec summit offers the G7 leaders an opportunity to find solutions to their many differences.

Trump signalled that he was in no mood to compromise as he met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has tried to cultivate a friendly relationship with the American president.

Trump tweeted Thursday evening that he wants to remind Trudeau - and French President Emmanuel Macron - that Canada and France have been charging the U.S.

Speaking on Saturday during a rare solo news conference, Trump said he pressed for the G-7 countries to eliminate all tariffs, trade barriers and subsidies in their trading practices. "Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!" the USA president tweeted. He added that he did not blame G7 leaders for the "unfair" trade deals.

"And so began a long litany of recriminations, somewhat bitter reports that the United States was treated unfairly, that the trading system was totally unfavorable to the United States, the American economy, American workers, the middle class", the official said. He said other world leaders reacted positively to the idea.

Trump insisted United States allies would yield to his demands of a trade rebalance, warning that the United States would crush any opposition in a potential trade war.

Republicans worry the dispute with Canada could become an issue in trade-dependent farm states ahead of November congressional elections. Trump said Friday he thinks the group will produce a joint statement. They have recovered somewhat, but are still vulnerable and Italy's new government is also a risk.

Trump repeated his call for Russian Federation to be allowed back into the alliance of world powers.

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