Trump throws G-7 into disarray with tweets after he leaves

  • Trump throws G-7 into disarray with tweets after he leaves

Trump throws G-7 into disarray with tweets after he leaves

The Trudeau government has told President Donald Trump he needs to get rid of the punishing USA tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum if there is any hope of successfully renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Vice President Mike Pence told Trudeau he would have to agree to that before Trump would agree to meet him. 'The Prime Minister said nothing he hasn't said before - both in public, and in private conversations with the President'.

In a followup tweet, Trump targeted Trudeau again, saying he "acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, "US Tariffs were kind of insulting" and he 'will not be pushed around'".

Exiting a world summit with characteristic bravado, President Donald Trump delivered a stark warning Saturday to America's trading partners not to counter his decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

The attack shattered any hope that Canada could avoid USA tariffs on steel and aluminum or renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement by virtue of the charm, patience or measured response it has extended to Trump since he took office.

By ordering his representatives to back out of the communique, Trump appeared to be asserting his oft-stated aim of upsetting the status quo whether by pulling out of the global climate accord or the worldwide nuclear deal with Iran or threats to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement.

"We strive to reduce tariff barriers, non-tariff barriers and subsidies", they said in the statement. "And that's a very profitable answer.". "For the United States, frankly, it would be a good thing".

Trump tweeted late Saturday that he instructed US representatives to withdraw support for the final joint statement from the G-7 summit following Trudeau's remarks.

The G7 summit came amid rising tensions between the U.S. and other member nations - Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan - over Trump's recent steel and aluminum tariffs.

He also denied the summit had been contentious, a remark that contradicted what one G7 official described as an "extraordinary" exchange on Friday in which Trump repeated a list of trade grievances, mainly concerning the European Union and Canada.

Trump did not specify which of Trudeau's statements he considered false.

"Tariffs are going to come way down because we people can not continue to do that".

Trudeau later said he reiterated to Trump that tariffs will harm industries and workers on both sides of the US-Canada border.

"We have a very good relationship with President Trump, we work with President Trump, the United Kingdom has a very good relationship with the U.S.", she said. "I think within the first minute I'll know", Trump said. "What was strong was the language that this can not go on, but the relationships are very good".

At issue, Trudeau defending his country's retaliatory tariffs on the U.S.

"On NAFTA we either leave it the way it is as a three-some deal with Canada, the United States and Mexico and change it very substantially - we're talking about very big changes".

Trump used Harley-Davidson to highlight his case against countries that had a trade surplus on America, with China leading the table.