Trump says does not endorse G7 communique, after 'weak' Trudeau comments

Twitter despairs as Trump blames Canada for White House burning during War of 1812

Twitter despairs as Trump blames Canada for White House burning during War of 1812

Trudeau reiterated his objections to Trump's imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada, Mexico and the European Union and his own plans to introduce retaliatory measures targeting USA products.

The situation only got messier from there, particularly in the leadup to, during and right after the G7 leaders' summit.

It was Trudeau's closing statements at the end of the G7 summit in La Malbaie QC that apparently prompted the petty insults and angry reaction from Trump. 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. - "Let's be clear: These tariffs are totally unacceptable..."

Trump has infuriated the European Union, Canada and Mexico by imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Highly restrictive on Trade!

"If they retaliate, they're making a mistake", he warned, insisting that the United States has much less to lose than its partners in the event of world trade breaking down. Or we'll stop trading with them. "Do Timber & Lumber in USA?"

"Trump mentions Canada again in a couple more tweets about trade on June 4 - "... Not acceptable!" He also posted this tweet: "Farmers have not been doing well for 15 years.

"Average Americans weighed in as well on Twitter, using a "#ThanksCanada" hashtag to recount all the reasons they appreciate Canada. Among other things, she said the government should be preparing to keep pace with corporate tax cuts and tax breaks south of the border. "Massive trade deficits no longer!"

President Donald Trump's trade adviser Peter Navarro expressed regret Tuesday for having said there is "a special place in hell" for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The remarks angered Trump, prompting him to tear into Trudeau as "weak" and "dishonest" in a tweet, while his aides harshly criticized the Canadian leader during appearances on the Sunday morning talk shows.

Trudeau said it was "inconceivable" that the U.S could see Canada - one of its closest allies and a longtime supplier of steel and other metals - as a national security threat. The president also repeated claims that Canada overtaxes American dairy products under its supply management system and complained about Canadian automobiles flooding the USA market. "When I'm telling them, they're smiling at me. It was very friendly", Trump said.

"He'll learn that's going to cost a lot of money for the people of Canada".

Kudlow was particularly offended that Trudeau would say this ahead of Trump's North Korean summit.

"Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal".

Trump said in another tweet that Trudeau was "meek and mild" during their private meeting, only to hold a news conference calling the USA tariffs "insulting".

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he has asked U.S. representatives not to endorse the joint communique put out by the Group of Seven leaders after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's "false statements" at a news conference.

"We strive to reduce tariff barriers, non-tariff barriers and subsidies", the statement said, which came despite Washington appearing intent on taking more punitive steps on trade.

He really kind of stabbed us in the back. "He did a great disservice to the whole G7".

Chrystia Freeland, Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister, told reporters in Quebec on Sunday: "Canada does not believe that ad-hominem attacks are a particularly appropriate or useful way to conduct our relations with other countries". Now the US, Canada and Mexico are renegotiating the NAFTA agreement which Trump had earlier deemed to be unfair for the US.

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