Trump trade beef with Canada: Former Canadian prime minister weighs in

G7 summit Donald Trump lashes out at America's key allies

G7 summit Donald Trump lashes out at America's key allies

The announcement and Trump's planned tariffs have also put him on a collision course with Trudeau, leader of another key USA ally.

"He did a great disservice to the whole [Group of Seven (G-7)]", he added.

The demise of the fragile communique is seen as a major blow to the strength of the G7 alliance, which is made up of wealthy developed democracies including Germany, Japan, France, the United Kingdom and Italy.

He said the move was based on Mr Trudeau's "false statements. and the fact that Canada is charging massive tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies".

When Tapper asked if Trump was planning any payback for Trudeau's comments, Kudlow said he wasn't aware of any further moves.

"We have a very good relationship with President Trump, we work with President Trump, the United Kingdom has a very good relationship with the USA", she said.

He was reacting to Trudeau's declaration that Canadians would "not be pushed around" and would hit back at punishing USA tariffs on metal imports with "equivalent tariffs".

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday rejected a United States demand for a sunset clause in NAFTA but said he was prepared to compromise on the issue, which is holding up talks to update the 1990s-era pact.

"[Trudeau] went out of his way to try to downplay tensions", said White House reporter Michael Shear.

Trump, who repeated that his tariffs are meant to protect USA industry and workers from unfair worldwide competition, told reporters he had suggested to the other G7 leaders that all trade barriers, including tariffs and subsidies, be eliminated.

He described Trudeau's news conference as "sophomoric" and a "political stunt". Canadians, he said, "will not be pushed around".

"Of course it was, in large part, " Kudlow said.

The two-day summit in Canada has been marred by a tit-for-tat exchanges of hostile tweets, with US trading partners furious over Mr. Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Canada, the European Union and Mexico as part of his "America First" agenda.

Larry Kudlow said Mr. Trump negotiated in good faith with fellow global powers in Quebec.

"There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump".

France and Europe are standing by the G7 communique, a French presidency official said, adding anyone departing from the commitments made at the summit would be showing their "incoherence and inconsistency".

Responding to Kudlow's remarks on Sunday-which came just as Trump touched down in Singapore after ducking out of the G7 summit early-Huffington Post reporter Matt Fuller wrote: "It's wonderful that Larry Kudlow thinks he's helping the U.S".

"You can't make this stuff up", Sachs concluded.

In response to Trump's tweets on Saturday, Trudeau's office contended that the Canadian leader said nothing he had not said previously "both in public and in private conversations" with Trump.

Those were fighting words for Trump, who accused Trudeau of "false statements" and of being "very dishonest & weak". "I think it will be very positive", Trump said on Friday, without giving details.

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