Donald Trump Slams Justin Trudeau, Calls Him "Dishonest & Weak" Over G7 Verdict

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Donald Trump Slams Justin Trudeau, Calls Him "Dishonest & Weak" Over G7 Verdict

His tweet, shortly after leaving Charlevoix in Quebec, came in response to what he claimed were "false statements" by the summit host, Canadian premier Justin Trudeau.

Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland spoke against the United States over its tariffs on steel and aluminum on Friday during the Group of Seven (G7) summit in Charlevoix, Quebec.

We wondered what Trudeau had done to make Trump angry.

Trudeau's office responded to Trump's tweets with a written statement, saying the prime minister's comments in public and in private with Trump were "nothing he hasn't said before" and that he was "focused on everything we accomplished here at the G7 summit".

However, despite Trump's heated rhetoric, the United States ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, has expressed confidence that the trade conflict can be settled, but said it would take some time. We'd have a deal, we'd have a great deal with NAFTA, by now, if the Canadians would spend more time at the bargaining table and less time lobbying Capitol Hill and our press and state governments here, they are just simply not playing fair.

Canada is the US's largest trade partner, with $US673.9 billion worth of goods and services going between the two countries in 2017. "We must put the American worker first!"

"Just when we thought it couldn't get worse", Nicholas Burns, US ambassador to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in the George W. Bush administration, said on Twitter after Kudlow's appearance on CNN.

Ottawa has planned dollar-for-dollar retaliation on the US imposition of steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada.

June 6 - Trudeau tells Global National that he's "disappointed" at the reasoning behind Trump's tariffs, saying he doesn't understand "in what universe" a long-time ally of the US could be considered a national security threat. "We will also work with all members of this House to ensure that the response that our government takes to these unjustified and unreasonable tariffs is measured and proportionate". These are the kinds of things that are common challenges across our countries and around the world where anxiety about economic prospects of individuals and particularly of their kids leads to unpredictability and sometimes political uncertainty.

The President, who left the G7 Summit early to go Singapore for his meeting with Kim Jong Un, called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "very dishonest and weak".

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".

But unity was torn apart when the United States president took exception to Mr Trudeau calling USA policy "insulting". Larry Kudlow, Trump's chief economic adviser, told CNN that Trudeau's press conference addressing Trump's actions was "a betrayal". He tweeted a comment which directly referenced Navarro's.

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro blasted Trudeau in an interview Sunday. If it is fake, I have little hope for Canada while he is in charge.

Mr Trump added: "Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not reciprocal".

The president concluded his tweetstorm by saying, "Sorry, we can not let our friends, or enemies, take advantage of us on Trade anymore".