After Trump's angry tweets, Trudeau's office issued a brief response: "We are focused on everything we accomplished here at the G7 summit. On the contrary, as part of the USA law, we are part of the national defense base of the United States".
Despite the sharp differences, Trudeau said all seven leaders had come together to sign a joint declaration despite having "some strong, firm conversations on trade, and specifically on American tariffs". But even those vested in Canadian trade are not expected to come to Trudeau's defense as long as the United States economy is roaring. "Do Timber & Lumber in US?"
Larry Kudlow, who is the director of the National Economic Council, made the comments on CNN's State of the Union, in justifying Trump's decision to back out of a joint statement made by the countries that attended this weekend's G-7 summit in Canada. Canada and Mexico are also taking action. By the time I finish trade talks, that will change. He had other things, bigger things, on his plate in Singapore. "Massive trade deficits no longer!"
The president also referenced the cost of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation during his tweets calling for fair trade.
"According to a Canada release, they make nearly 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with U.S (guess they were bragging and got caught!). Look forward to seeing them tomorrow".
Navarro was referring to the prime minister's announcing after the Group of Seven meeting Saturday that Canada will "not be pushed around" by the US with its decision to slap tariffs on some imports from Canada and other countries. "When I'm telling them, they're smiling at me. Not fair to our farmers!" "They know it", he insisted in his departing news conference. And tariffs are going to come way down, because people can not continue to do that.
U.S. Republican Sen. John McCain, a vocal Trump critic, offered support for the other six world leaders at the Canadian summit. He dismissed as "ludicrous" the notion that Kim would decide he could not trust the United States because of the G7 dispute. Trade. They fully understand where I am coming from.
US President Donald Trump, apparently still fuming over "dishonest and weak" Justin Trudeau for threatening to respond to US tariffs in kind, took to Twitter to slam the Canadian PM again and vent his anger at the tight-fisted EU.
"He did a great disservice to the whole G7".
Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, said her country "does not conduct its diplomacy through ad hominem attacks".
Trump departed early from the Quebec meeting Saturday, June 9, to head to Singapore for his summit with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un.