Trump's Russia Idea Has Few Fans Across U.S. Political Spectrum

Earlier, the White House escalated the unprecedented criticism against Trudeau, branding him a back-stabber unworthy of Trump's time.

"Kudlow accused Trudeau of making his comments for "domestic political consumption" and doing "a great disservice to the whole G7".'He really kind of stabbed us in the back, '" CNN reports.

She said the European Union would "act" against the US trade measures, which European leaders regard as going against the rules of the World Trade Organization.

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 11, 2018Why should I, as President of the United States, allow countries to continue to make Massive Trade Surpluses, as they have for decades, while our Farmers, Workers & Taxpayers have such a big and unfair price to pay? "Instead, we act then too", Merkel said in an unusually combative tone.

Trump swiftly responded to Trudeau by upending the communiqué in a series of tweets Saturday evening.

G7 leaders were hoping for a summit that presented worldwide unity on a number of global issues.

After the conclusion of the G7 summit in Quebec on Sunday, President Donald Trump and his top economic advisers hurled a barrage of insults at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Larry Kudlow, who is the director of the National Economic Council, made the comments on CNN's State of the Union, in justifying Trump's decision to back out of a joint statement made by the countries that attended this weekend's G-7 summit in Canada.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in a statement: "We are focused on everything we accomplished at the G7 summit".

But he got direct personal support from some European leaders.

"As a representative of IL, a state with one of the most important trade relationships with Canada, I have every desire to see our negotiations with Canada continue productively and beneficially, but Prime Minister Trudeau is sabotaging that cause by driving both sides into their corners instead of encouraging a more diplomatic dialogue", Krishnamoorthi said.

"That's what bad-faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference".

"He held a press conference and he said the U.S.is insulting".

The majority of Canadian exports go to the United States, making Canada uniquely vulnerable to a US trade war.

But Kudlow probably didn't help the message he was sending to the Canadian leader by once referring to him as "Pierre Trudeau". But even those vested in Canadian trade are not expected to come to Trudeau's defence as long as the USA economy is roaring.

"I think she is outlining Canada's actual position and is outlining actual steps that have been taken and are being taken", he told Xinhua in an interview.

Minutes after the publication on Saturday of the joint communique that was approved by all the leaders in the G7 bloc - US, France, Germany, Japan, Britain, Italy and Canada - Trump announced on Twitter that he was retracting his support. Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland met with Mr. Trump's trade chief, Robert Lighthizer, at the G7 to discuss the pact and is scheduled to see him again in Washington this week.

Trump also criticized former President Barack Obama because he "allowed" Russian Federation to annex Crimea.

"Justin acts hurt when called out!" the USA president said in his latest Tweet. That came after months of threatening, and then imposing sanctions on America's top trading partners, like Canada.