Trump lashes out at U.S. allies in Twitter rant

  • Trump lashes out at U.S. allies in Twitter rant

Trump lashes out at U.S. allies in Twitter rant

"International cooperation can not be dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks", Macron's statement said.

"The historic and important agreement we all reached at #G7Charlevoix will help make our economies stronger & people more prosperous, protect our democracies, safeguard our environment and protect women & girls' rights around the world". We are sticking to them and whoever reneges on them is showing incoherence and inconsistency.

Yet, Mrs May insisted the United Kingdom "fully intends to honour the commitments" made at the G7, in spite of Mr Trump's withdrawal from the communique.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas meanwhile slammed the US President over the move and warned it will take some time before trust can be rebuilt.

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow and trade adviser Peter Navarro drove the message home in an extraordinary assault on a close United States ally and neighbour. The French presidency had earlier condemned "fits of anger".

Instead, Canada will likely issue a chair's summary of the meeting listing the major topics of discussion.

- En route to Singapore, Trump launches a ferocious attack against Trudeau on Twitter, calling his behaviour during G7 meetings "meek and mild" and accusing him of making "false statements" at his press conference.

The Canadian leader then described as "insulting" Mr Trump's decision to invoke national security to justify tariffs.

Trudeau triggered Trump´s fury when he said that citing U.S. national security interests as justification for slapping tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum exports was "insulting".

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. "Minimum is 17B. Tax Dairy from us at 270%", he wrote in the first of five tweets relating to the weekend's summit.

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro similarly - and even more colorfully - told Fox News Channel that "there's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad-faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door".

"We hope it doesn't come to that, but if the USA tariffs remain in effect, we will impose our tariffs on July 1", he said.

"We should think very carefully about a situation in which we are retaliating against one of our closest neighbors and our best friends and longtime allies", said Dr. Robert Kudrle, of the Humphrey School of Public Policy.

The others mocked the United States president, who withdrew U.S. endorsement to a G7 economic agreement on Sunday.

"We will always stand up for Canadian workers, their jobs & their livelihoods", he said.

And he brought in Merkel's government: " ... 'It was a hard time, rough, very frank'.

And it's this over-the-top BS rhetoric that has become commonplace within the Trump administration and Navarro is one of those people who will say anything to appease his boss. He told CNN's Jake Tapper that "of course" Trump's tweets about Trudeau actually had to do with North Korea "in large part".

Before responding, Trump asked the reporter which outlet he represented. The government of Canada can't be seen leading a Boycott America movement but it does not take much imagination to visualize business groups and municipalities being encouraged to champion such a response. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow accused Trudeau of "betrayal" and said he "stabbed us in the back" with a "sophomoric political stunt".

'This isn't just G7.

"I mean we had Obama for the last eight years also threatening tariffs".

Trudeau: "The president will continue to say what he says at various occasions". Or we'll stop trading with them'. 'And it's going to stop.