Trump pulls out of G7 summit statement, calls Justin Trudeau "weak"

Donald Trump withdraws endorsement of G7 joint statement, slams Trudeau

Trump says US not to endorse G7 communique

"They have tariffs on certain dairy and food products - 290 [to] 295 percent".

Bashing the leader of one of America's venerable allies, the White House escalated its trade tirade and leveled more withering and unprecedented criticism Sunday against Canada's prime minister, branding Justin Trudeau a back-stabber unworthy of President Donald Trump's time. "That's what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did", Navarro said. In it, Merkel stares coldly, both hands braced on a table, at a defiant U.S. president Donald Trump, who is seated with his arms crossed.

Mr Trudeau said he had told Mr Trump "it would be with regret but it would be with absolute clarity and firmness that we move forward with retaliatory measures on July 1, applying equivalent tariffs to the ones that the Americans have unjustly applied to us".

On Saturday, Trump arrived late for the first working session on gender equality but Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau forged ahead with opening remarks without him, commenting wryly about "stragglers". Number one, the USA has an $8.4 billion trade surplus with Canada.

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G7 allies seemed as perplexed as Canada at the sudden diplomatic row, and Germany and France accused Trump of destroying trust and acting inconsistently.

U.S. President Donald Trump's Twitter tirade against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following the G7 is sparking promises of support from some of Trudeau's political rivals as well as calls for calm from foreign diplomats and experts.

Trump also raised eyebrows by urging the G7 to once again become a G8 by bringing Russian Federation back into the fold and for criticizing his allies, including Canada, for what he called unfair trade barriers. He said Canada has to stand up for itself.

Emmanuel Macron has warned Donald Trump about "fits of anger" after the U.S. president refused to endorse a joint communique of G7 leaders. "I personally negotiated with Prime Minister Trudeau", Mr. Kudlow said.

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The Illinois Democrat acknowledged that Trudeau's tough talk with Trump may play well domestically, but said it would have longer-term negative implications. He really, actually, you know: "he did a great disservice to the whole G-7", he said.

Mr Trump also said he might double down on import tariffs by hitting the sensitive auto industry, throwing the G7's efforts to show a united front into disarray. The document, however, also included a pro-free-trade message at odds with Trump's new tariffs, declaring: "We acknowledge that free, fair and mutually beneficial trade and investment, while creating reciprocal benefits, are key engines for growth and job creation". The non-factual part of this is - they have enormous tariffs.

"Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around".

"Not only is the trade deficit with Canada small, the United States runs a current account surplus with Canada", he said.

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