Trump advisers lash out at Trudeau

Clay Curtis
June 10, 2018

Within minutes of the official release of the document, Trump attacked Trudeau online over what he described as the prime minister's "false statements" during the closing news conference - and the president announced the USA would no longer endorse the communique.

To many observers the photograph, a rare glimpse of diplomatic activity not wreathed in smiles and handshakes, seemed both a summation of the effect of Trump's "America first" foreign policy and the ideal pictorial accompaniment to a tense couple of days in Canada. "He is essentially double-crossing - not just double crossing President Trump, but the other members of the G7, who were working together and pulling together this communique", Kudlow said.

After Trump's angry tweets, Trudeau's office issued a brief response: "We are focused on everything we accomplished here at the G7 summit". At a Saturday afternoon press conference in La Malbaie, he blamed Barack Obama for the Russian invasion of Ukraine and complained about the U.S. being a "piggy bank" which he said other countries were "robbing".

On 31 May, the Trump administration confirmed that it would be going ahead with imposing additional tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union, with trump tweeting about rectifying "unfair Trade Deals with the G-7 countries" hours before the summit.

The outburst suggested that any deal had collapsed and his threat to impose sanctions on auto imports will outrage his ostensible allies - especially Germany and Canada, major exporters to the United States market. Trudeau said Trump's citing of "national security" as a reason for the levies being imposed was "kind of insulting" to Canadian veterans who had stood by their USA allies in conflicts dating back to World War I.

Mr Trump left the summit earlier than planned on Saturday to fly to Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, which he described as a "mission of peace".

"In general, it was an attack on the president", Kudlow claimed.

"In a matter of seconds, you can destroy trust with 280 twitter characters".

As Trump said in 2016, "The people of Crimea, from what I've heard, would rather be with Russian Federation than where they were".

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Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau have been at loggerheads over trade tariffs

In a press conference Saturday after a contentious G7 meeting, Trudeau said that Canada had been insulted by the Trump administration's tariffs and that his country would go ahead with its own retaliatory measures by July 1.

Navarro, the Trump trade adviser, said his harsh assessment of what "bad faith" Trudeau did with "that stunt press conference" on Saturday "comes right from Air Force One".

US President Donald Trump has told Group of Seven leaders that the United States wants a quick end to trade practices that he says have led to an exodus of American companies and jobs to other countries.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was not intimidated, Jiang reported.

Donald Trump's top aides levelled blistering criticism of Justin Trudeau on Sunday for what they see as his betrayal of the president before his summit with North Korea, with one adviser saying Trudeau deserves a "special place in hell".

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

Russian Federation was thrown out of the group in 2014 over the annexation of Crimea.

In response, Canada, Mexico and the European Union said they were putting in place their own retaliatory measures.

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