Trump withdraws endorsement of G7 joint statement, slams 'weak' Trudeau

  • Trump withdraws endorsement of G7 joint statement, slams 'weak' Trudeau

Trump withdraws endorsement of G7 joint statement, slams 'weak' Trudeau

Soon after Trump left the G7 summit he tweeted that he had instructed the House of Representatives not to endorse the final communique of the G7 summit due to Trudeau's "false statements at his news conference", as the Canadian prime minister dismissed USA metal tariffs as "insulting" and announced retaliatory measures.

In a tweet posted Saturday evening, Trump said his decision was based on "false statements" made by Trudeau during a press conference he gave, as well as "the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs" on US companies.

"The U.S. pays close to the entire cost of NATO-protecting many of these same countries that rip us off on Trade (they pay only a fraction of the cost-and laugh!)", Trump tweeted.

The annual G7 summit appeared to have weathered tensions over Trump's threats of a trade war on Saturday - until the US president pulled out of a joint statement while citing "false statements" by Trudeau.

At his closing G7 news conference, Trudeau once again refers to the national-security premise behind the tariffs as "kind of insulting" and then explains Canada's retaliation - "I have made it very clear to the president that it is not something we relish doing, but it is something that we absolutely will do because Canadians are polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around".

When Mr Trump's tweets withdrawing support from the G7 statement hit on Sunday, the Prime Minister's office said Mr Trudeau had not said anything in his closing news conference he has not said to the US President before. Lindsey Graham, disagreed with his statement on Twitter, saying even though he and McCain believe in free trade, the majority of Americans might not. Navarro later clarified that his comments were "the sentiment that was on Air Force One after that".

"The president will continue to say what he says", he said of Trump.

Peter Navarro lit into Canadian Prime Minister, accusing him of acting in 'bad faith'.

During a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's eyebrow seems to have slid down his face. And what did Trudeau do as soon as the plane took off from Canadian airspace?

"He did him a favor", Navarro said.

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

"To be honest with you, Prime Minister Trudeau, I respect".

"He is not going to permit any show of weakness on the trip to negotiate with North Korea", Kudlow told CNN. If it is fake, I have little hope for Canada while he is in charge.

Indeed, 90 percent of primary aluminum that USA companies rely on to make products, including fighter jets, is imported from overseas, which has served as an argument to those keen to defend Trump's desire to revive the American aluminium industry. The G7 also includes Britain, Italy, France, Germany and Japan. Mr Trump said the move would protect domestic producers that were vital to USA security.

"They should have said to him, 'God speed, you are negotiating with the insane nuclear tyrant in North Korea, and we are behind you, '" Kudlow said.