Trump torpedoes G7 united front as summit ends

Trump torpedoes G7 united front as summit ends

Trump torpedoes G7 united front as summit ends

As Trump flew from the summit with USA allies to a planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, he lashed out at Trudeau for what he said were his "false statements" at a news conference and said the us would not endorse the G7 communique, a negotiated statement on shared priorities among the group.

Mr. Trump called Trudeau "dishonest & weak" after Trudeau said at a news conference that Canada would retaliate for new USA tariffs.

"Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around", Trudeau said at the G7.

By ordering his representatives to back out of the communique, Trump appeared to be asserting his oft-stated aim of upsetting the status quo whether by pulling out of the global climate accord or the worldwide nuclear deal with Iran or threats to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement. But that didn't stop the Twitteratis from drawing inferences about the kind of "power dynamics" was at play at the Summit, where Trump seemed to not be in sync with the rest of the USA allies, as was perhaps evident by his decision to not endorse the joint statement.

When host Jake Tapper asked what's next for Trump's diplomacy, Kudlow said Trump's response was to set a picture of strength as a leader ahead of his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which is slated to take place this Tuesday in Singapore.

The president also called Trudeau "indignant" on trade and accused Canada of charging the U.S. Trump tweeted that Trudeau was "very dishonest & weak".

Trump had said that the decision of the Indian government to reduce the tariff from 75 per cent to 50 per cent was not enough and asked that it should be reciprocal, as the United States imposes "zero tax" on the import of motorcycles.

Trump's renewed comments on trade come amid a growing dispute between Washington and its top allies.

Trudeau was speaking at a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron when the apparent eyebrow mishap occurred, with pictures appearing to show one eyebrow unusually lower than the other.

Mr Kudlow accused the Canadian PM of betraying Mr Trump with "polarising" statements on trade policy that risked making the United States leader look weak ahead of a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Trump has been on a tear about German trade and cars in particular, bringing up the issues with other European leaders with whom he has met over the last few months, the source said.

Some 75 per cent of Canadian exports go to the U.S., making Canada uniquely vulnerable to a USA trade war.

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

The spat drew in Germany and France, who sharply criticised Mr Trump's decision to abruptly withdraw his support for a Group of Seven communique hammered out at a Canadian summit on Saturday (local time), accusing him of destroying trust and acting inconsistently. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) said on CBS' "Face The Nation" that "right now, the President is actually driving our allies away from us as we need them even more, while welcoming in the Russians".

The two-day 44th G7 summit ended on Sunday.

In return, Mr Trump made the French president his guest at his first White House state dinner, after which the USA president said of his visitor: "I like him a lot".

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

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