G7 leaders agree to joint communique: Trudeau

  • G7 leaders agree to joint communique: Trudeau

G7 leaders agree to joint communique: Trudeau

The Prime minister's spokesman tweeting that what Trudeau said wasn't anything he hadn't already said to Trump himself.

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a bilateral meeting at the G-7 summit in in Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018.

President Trump "is not going to let a Canadian Prime Minister push him around - push him, POTUS, President Trump, around - on the eve of this" North Korean Summit, Kudlow announced.

In his press conference, Trudeau had spoken of retaliatory measures that Canada would take next month in response to Trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminium imports.

Mr. Trump addressed the subject of worldwide trade during an impromptu news conference at the summit on Saturday, saying that he does not want to see other countries take advantage of the U.S. over trade. Trump refused to sign a previously-negotiated joint statement written by all seven countries, prompting French President Emmanuel Macron to say in a statement Sunday that "International cooperation can not be dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks ..."

Also in response, Larry Kudlow, director of the White House's National Economic Council, said on Sunday in an interview with CNN that Trudeau betrayed Trump with "polarizing" statements on USA trade policy. "Our tariffs are in response to his 270 percent on dairy".

Mr Trump tweeted: "PM Justin Trudeau of Canada 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'". "But they're the sentiment that was on Air Force One after that- Look, Chris, this is just wrong what Trudeau is doing".

Hours after Trump withdrew his support for the joint statement and attacked Trudeau, Kudlow and trade adviser Peter Navarro drove the message home on Sunday morning news shows in an extraordinary assault on a close United States ally and neighbor.

Kudlow accused Trudeau of "pouring collateral damage" on the high-stakes talks with North Korea.

After Trump left the summit early to fly to Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Trudeau conducted a press conference in which he said Canada would not be pushed around by Trump's tariff threats.

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro went a step further, suggesting to Fox News Sunday morning that there's a "special place in hell" for the Canadian prime minister.

As promised on its agenda as G7 host country, Canada announced CAN$400 million (a little over $300 million) to help educate girls in poor countries, including the Rohingya.

He then issued an ultimatum: "Why isn't the European Union and Canada informing the public that for years they have used massive Trade Tariffs and non-monetary Trade Barriers against the U.S. Totally unfair to our farmers, workers & companies".

"That's what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did", Navarro said.

Larry Kudlow said Mr. Trump negotiated in good faith with fellow global powers in Quebec. John McCain (R-Ariz.) criticized President Donald Trump's foreign policy with a message of allegiance to the United States' allies on behalf of Americans.

"I understand the president was upset", Feinstein told CNN.

Tensions threatened to boil over when French President Emmanuel Macron, on the day before the start of summit, said the other 6 countries might sign a joint statement without the U.S.