Trump takes more swipes at Canada and Trudeau after tense G7 summit

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Trump takes more swipes at Canada and Trudeau after tense G7 summit

Trump's tirades came on Saturday after a tense G7 summit in Quebec, where Trudeau at a summit-ending news conference criticized the president's tariff threats.

Trump's toadies dispense with all credibility when they call Trudeau's comments about the "insulting" new tariffs on Canada's steel and aluminum "nothing short of an attack" on the USA political system and bizarrely suggest Trudeau may have damaged the chances of a peace deal with North Korea.

He also said that the North American Free Trade Agreement could either be renegotiated, split up into separate trade deals, or the US could pull out entirely.

The Trump administration confirmed on May 31 it would apply additional tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Canada, Mexico and European Union countries, ending a two-month exemption period.

France is also 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".

Trump fired off a volley of tweets on Monday further venting anger at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, the European Union and Trudeau.

"[Mr Trudeau] really kind of stabbed us in the back", Mr Kudlow, the director of the National Economic Council who had accompanied Mr Trump to the summit of wealthy nations on Saturday, said on CNN's State of the Union.

Kudlow sought to tie Trump's reaction to the upcoming summit with Kim Jong Un, saying the North Korean leader "must not see American weakness". "But actually, we were just talking, the whole group, about something unrelated to everything, very friendly".

Trump issued a statement on Tuesday in which he promised Trudeau's statements would end up costing Canada "a lot of money".

The Australian share market lost ground on last Friday, 08 June 2018 as investors hold fire ahead of the imminent G7 meeting in Canada. I believe that. John McCain believes it. there's a movement all over the world to look inward, not outward, and I think it's a mistake.

After the conclusion of the summit, Trump again said he would not allow other countries to impose barriers on the United States. In tweets, Trump insulted Trudeau as "dishonest" and "weak".

Macron and Trudeau had criticized Trump's tariffs on imports of aluminum and steel into the country, with Macron suggesting that the US could be excluded from a joint statement.

Trump has drawn criticism in recent days for suggesting that Russian Federation rejoin the G-7. Sen. Canada argues that it still allows a higher ratio of sold milk to be imported from overseas than the USA does and that there is not necessarily a causal relationship between the US industry crisis and tariffs.

Margaret Wente: Donald Trump has finally made us mad. Among other things, she said the government should be preparing to keep pace with corporate tax cuts and tax breaks south of the border.

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