Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Donald Trump lashes out at America's key allies

Donald Trump lashes out at America's key allies

Soon after Trump left the G7 summit he tweeted that he had instructed the House of Representatives not to endorse the final communique of the G7 summit due to Trudeau's "false statements at his news conference", as the Canadian prime minister dismissed U.S. metal tariffs as "insulting" and announced retaliatory measures.

Those comments came after Trudeau's closing news conference at the G7 summit in Quebec on Saturday, when the prime minister said he had pushed back against the Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum.

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.

President Donald Trump took more swipes at Canada and its prime minister over trade issues as he settled in for a summit with North Korea in Singapore, contending that "Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal".

The U.S. imposed steel and aluminum tariffs on imports from Canada, the European Union and others earlier this month.

Speaking for the first time about the acrimonious conclusion of the Group of Seven meeting in Quebec over the weekend, Trump said he felt Trudeau had mischaracterized the US position in a press conference after the summit.

Two Trump advisers have used television interviews to attack Trudeau following the summit.

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"[Trudeau] really kind of stabbed us in the back", Kudlow said.

Listen above to hear what kind of impact these retaliatory tariffs might have on the US, why George says the tariffs will "hurt both sides", and how the global bridge between MI and Canada fits into the countries' trad relationship. Yet the beauty of it was in the last line: " Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!".

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro's disparaging remarks about Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were out of line and should merit an apology, conservative commentator Michael Reagan said.

"In the case of tariffs, the Republicans are apparently willing to stand aside while the President abuses the national security exception to settle personal grudges with the leader of one of our closest allies, at the expense of the American people", Leahy said.

According to the U.S Trade Representative, exports to Canada are a major factor in the Vermont economy.

"All Mr. Trudeau was doing, in a rather gentle way, was articulating the position of his government, which would be the position of any Canadian government in these circumstances", he said, adding that the counter-tariffs make sense. Among other things, she said the government should be preparing to keep pace with corporate tax cuts and tax breaks south of the border. "We look forward to looking at the details of the agreement".

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