Trump slams Trudeau, says U.S. won’t endorse G7 communique

Cheryl Sanders
June 10, 2018

After President Trump left, from Air Force One, he rage-tweeted an attack on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and announced the US was revoking its agreement to accept the joint statement of the G-7 members. In that black-and-white photo, posted by US Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, Mr Trump appears to talk confidently as other leaders listen.

"He is not going to permit any show of weakness on the trip to negotiate with North Korea, nor should he", Kudlow said of Trump.

Trudeau was "weak" and "dishonest" for denouncing American tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, and announcing, as Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland had a week prior to the G7 summit, that Canada would retaliate with its own tariffs on American goods?

Officials from European delegations quickly leaked copies of the joint statement, and it was published online moments before Mr Trump tweeted.

On Saturday, Mr Trump arrived late for the first working session on gender equality but Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau forged ahead with opening remarks without him, commenting wryly about "stragglers".

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"We have to prepare and we're very anxious, and should be very anxious on this side", said Charest.

A senior USA administration official said that Mr Trump had been angered by Mr Trudeau's comments.

The thorny issue of Mr Trump's planned tariffs on steel and aluminium imported into the United States has upset the consensus among industrialised nations on a transition to freer trade.

The meeting, which is taking place in Quebec, has had a six-plus-one tone from the start and the seven countries Canada, Britain, the US, France, Germany, Italy and Japan will most likely not be issuing a joint statement as they could not reach a consensus on trade. And what did Trudeau do as soon as the plane took off from Canadian airspace?

"He really kind of stabbed us in the back", Mr. Kudlow told CNN's State of the Union. "And that's what bad faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference".

"Canadians are polite and reasonable but we will also not be pushed around", he said.

In response to Trump's tweets, the PMO released a statement shortly after that simply read, "The Prime Minister said nothing he hasn't before - both in public, and in private conversations with the President".

White House Trade Adviser Peter Navarro had even harsher words for Trudeau.

Looking for news you can trust? He added that Trump behavior is "not a real surprise", given his previous decisions to back out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and the 2015 Paris climate accord.

He said Trump "did the courtesy to Justin Trudeau to travel up to Quebec for that summit".

Trump lashed out at Trudeau after the G7 issued a fragile joint communique in which the embattled alliance managed to overcome some differences and find areas of common ground.

Ms Merkel said European Union countries at the summit agreed that the conditions to readmit Russian Federation had not been met and even Moscow seemed to reject the suggestion.

French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday that "things were moving forward" at a G7 summit in Canada as he held talks with Donald Trump that focused on the United States president's decision to slap tariffs on America's allies. Without naming the president in his tweet, Comey said that the country's relationship with Canada is crucial for national security.

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