Trump warns against European Union trade reprisals after stormy G7 summit

Trump warns against European Union trade reprisals after stormy G7 summit

Trump warns against European Union trade reprisals after stormy G7 summit

Trump accused the Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, of being "dishonest and weak" for pointing out that America's excuse for imposing aluminum and steel tariffs on his country - that they pose a national security threat to the United States - makes no sense.

Trump also tweeted that Trudeau had acted "so meek and mild" during their meetings and that his tough talk later is "dishonest & weak". Kudlow suggested Trump saw Trudeau as trying to weaken his hand before that meeting, saying the president won't "let a Canadian prime minister push him around".

Navarro said that Trudeau's press conference following Trump's early departure from the G7 summit on Saturday was "one of the worst political miscalculations of a Canadian leader in modern Canadian history".

While talking tough with USA allies such as Canada and the E.U., Trump repeated his call for Russian Federation to be allowed back into the elite club, which includes Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the US and Japan. Trump called Trudeau "dishonest & weak" after Trudeau said at a news conference that Canada would retaliate for new US tariffs.

But Trudeau says what the leaders did this weekend was "roll up our sleeves" and figure out language they could agree to on a broad range of issues.

"He is not going to permit any show of weakness on the trip to negotiate with North Korea".

On Friday, European Council President Donald Tusk said Trump's criticism of the global rules-based order is "playing into the hands of those who seek a new post-West order where liberal democracy and fundamental freedoms would cease to exist".

Trump said on Twitter Saturday he directed officials not to endorse the communique as a response to comments made by Trudeau at a news conference after Trump left for his meeting in Singapore.

He said Trump "did the courtesy to Justin Trudeau to travel up to Quebec for that summit".

"We urge Russian Federation to cease its destabilising behaviour, to undermine democratic systems and its support of the Syrian regime", said a joint statement issued at the end of a summit in Canada.

"He was even willing to sign that socialist communique", Navarro said, referring to the joint statement of G7 nations that Trump ultimately refused to sign, and which was reportedly the result of hard-line American demands. He will miss the climate session of the G7 summit.

"He really kind of stabbed us in the back", Kudlow said.

He insisted, like Trump himself has done many times, that Canada has enormous tariffs itself - especially on certain dairy and food products.

Support for Canada and its allies surfaced in the USA, with Republican Arizona Sen.

Kudlow also accused Trudeau of trying to undermine the USA president at a critical time before his summit with the reclusive Kim on Tuesday.

A spokesman for Merkel said the other G7 members stand by their communique. Re-admitting Russian Federation to the group would be an "asset", according to the president. "It's for them that we made strong commitments during this #G7Charlevoix".

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