Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Trump in hot waters for lashing back at Canada after G7 summit

Trump in hot waters for lashing back at Canada after G7 summit

Over the weekend, both Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh tweeted their support for the federal Liberals, after Trump's tweets about Trudeau.

Reporter: "Prime Minister, a follow-up, though, on the two sort of specific threats from the president today, saying that he would cut off trade with countries that don't do what the Americans want them to do, and that if you retaliate on steel tariffs, as you plan to do on July 1, that you're making a mistake".

"Canadians.stood shoulder to shoulder with American soldiers in far-off lands in conflicts from the First World War onward", he said.

US President Donald Trump continued to excoriate his Group of 7 summit allies in a series of tweets from Singapore, where he is due to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a historic summit Tuesday. Minimum is 17B. Tax Dairy from us at 270%.

"We commit to modernize the WTO to make it more fair as soon as possible".

On trade, she said multilateral action was the way forward, not unilateral action against one's partners.

In London, Mayor Sadiq Khan said he hoped Trump would reconsider policies such as the recent increase in tariffs on steel and aluminum from Europe, China, Mexico, Canada and elsewhere. So it is even more unusual. At a rare solo news conference before heading to Asia, Trump said he pressed for the G-7 countries to eliminate all tariffs, trade barriers and subsidies in their trading practices.

Trudeau, who had said at the news conference that Canada would retaliate for new USA tariffs, didn't respond to questions about Trump when the prime minister arrived at a Quebec City hotel Sunday for meetings with other world leaders. We negotiate in good faith but we won't be pushed around.

Trump tweeted that Trudeau was "very dishonest & weak".

Fielding questions from the opposition about finding collective solutions to respond to Trump and both planned and floated tariffs from the US administration, LeBlanc thanked the opposition parties for their backing.

Trudeau 'stabbed us in back' on trade, says Trump chief economic adviser
In a pair of tweets, Trump slammed Trudeau for being inconsistent and announced that the US would not sign the joint statement . But this time, and on the issue of trade, Doug Ford is 100 per cent with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau .

Justin Trudeau did a press conference. The president could have said that.

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow explained on CBS' Face the Nation that Trudeau's comments had inspired Trump's fury.

Media captionDairy wars: Why is Trump threatening Canada over milk? He also weighs in on whether or not the G7 should allow Russian Federation back in.

Speaking on "Fox News Sunday", Navarro doubled down on Kudlow's rhetoric and said Trudeau's post-conference comments were in bad faith.

But other Republicans have held their tongue, wary of doing anything to undermine Trump's negotiating hand ahead of the President's meeting with Kim in Singapore.

French President Emmanuel Macron's office issued a statement that warned "international co-operation can not be dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks". Great meetings and relationships with the six Country Leaders especially since they know I can not allow them to apply large Tariffs and strong barriers to... United States of America.

Similarly, Krueger said Trump was unlikely to take the countermeasures lying down and could hit back with more trade restrictions.

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.

Along with steel and aluminum tariffs, and the possibility of new tariffs on the auto sector, Trudeau and Trump discussed the ongoing NAFTA negotiations.

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