Trump SLAMS Canada’s Trudeau Over G7 Comments — ARCTIC BLAST

Cheryl Sanders
June 12, 2018

The back-and-forth between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Trump may have taken the headlines at the G7 summit last week, but it was something else that set social media alight.

Asked about Navarro's comments, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said, according to reporter Daniel Dale, "Canada does not conduct its diplomacy through ad hominem attacks".

"This isn't just G7".

"We don't want to stand alone in the world", Feinstein said on CNN's State of the Union. A hundred per cent. In the course of discussion, a compromise was reached, with the final wording speaking about commitment to "modernize the WTO to make it more fair as soon as possible". Meantime, Trump was already looking ahead to his meeting with Kim Jong Un with a feeling of optimism.

He accused Canada - America's second largest trading partner - of bungling the trade relationship between the countries and of trying to raise "protectionist barriers even higher" on Canadian products like maple syrup. The group managed a common statement in which they agreed to disagree on some issues, only to have Trump disavow the document in a tweet after leaving the meeting.

Shortly after Mr. Trudeau said that he was "happy to announce that we have released a joint communique by all seven countries" indicating that the U.S. was also included, Mr. Trump announced that Washington would reverse its decision and not sign the statement.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Twitter Saturday sought to counter the comments about Trudeau.

The moment he left for the airport on Sunday, he let the tweets rip his host.

In a separate post, Trump said the host country Canada "charges the USA a 270% tariff on Dairy Products!

We must put the American worker first!" These countermeasures amount up to 16.6 billion Canadian dollars (about 12 billion USA dollars) in imports of steel, aluminum, and other products from the Unites States, and are set to come into effect on July 1 this year.

His aides took the matter further. "He did a whole disservice to the whole G-7".

The US leader repeated once more that it would be a good idea for Russian Federation to return to the G7 and insisted that at the summit, some have liked the idea.

"[Trudeau] really kind of stabbed us in the back", Kudlow said.

Earlier, the White House escalated the initial tirade and levelled more withering and unprecedented criticism against Mr Trudeau, branding him a back-stabber unworthy of Mr Trump's time.

"There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with Donald J. Trump", said Peter Navarro, a top Trump trade advisor.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising comparable tariffs on the U.S. "That's what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did, and that comes right from Air Force One".

The European Union responded to the attack on Sunday evening, with European Council President Donald Tusk tweeting that Trudeau deserved a "special place in heaven" for organizing the G-7 summit.

A Trudeau spokesman, Cameron Ahmad, said Saturday night that Trudeau "said nothing he hasn't said before - both in public and in private conversations" with Trump.

"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.

He also got direct personal support from some European leaders.

Another stumbling block was the part regarding climate change, where the USA didn't want to see any reference to the Paris Agreement, from which the Trump administration has withdrawn, The Star reported. "He should never have said it", Reagan said.

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