Published: Mon, June 11, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

'Fool Trade': Trump continues to rip G7 in tweetstorm

'Fool Trade': Trump continues to rip G7 in tweetstorm

President Donald Trump accused Prime Minister Trudeau of acting "meek and mild" during meetings at the G7 Summit, only to attack the U.S. at a news conference. But the summit host, Trudeau, whose nation was among those singled out by Trump, pushed back and said he would not hesitate to retaliate against his neighbor to the south.

"We protect Europe (which is good) at great financial loss, and then get unfairly clobbered on trade".

Other G7 partners also seemed stunned by Mr Trump's reaction, and pledged to support the communique.

While other presidents and prime ministers have had testy relations - president Richard Nixon famously used a profane word, behind closed doors, to refer to Trudeau's father Pierre Trudeau, also in the context of trade talks - neither side has demonstrated this level of animosity since John Diefenbaker feuded with John F. Kennedy in the early 1960s.

"In a matter of seconds, you can destroy trust with 280 Twitter characters", German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said when asked about Trump's decision.

Just minutes after a joint G7 communique was published Saturday in summit host city Quebec, President Donald Trump launched a Twitter broadside, taking exception to comments made by Trudeau at a news conference and saying he had instructed U.S. representatives not to endorse the joint communique. Canada is the top U.S. export market, with the country buying more than $340 billion in American goods and services in 2017, according to data from the U.S. Trade Representative.

She also said the European Union would "act" against the United States trade measures. "That's what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did, and that comes right from Air Force One", said Navarro. We would hope that the USA will similarly honour the commitments that they have made. "Minimum is 17B. Tax Dairy from us at 270%", he wrote in the first of five tweets relating to the weekend's summit.

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Trump advisers described Trudeau's statements as a slight that threatened to make the us look weak right as the president was leaving for a summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. "International cooperation can not be dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks", President Emmanuel Macron's office said in a statement to AFP, adding that reneging on the commitments agreed in the statement showed "incoherence and inconsistency".

Canada also plans to impose similar taxes on steel and aluminum imports from the United States, as well as levy taxes on such goods as whiskey, orange juice and other food products in addition to that.

The president claimed that Trudeau, who hosted the G-7 summit of leading industrialized nations over the weekend, "acts hurt when called out" while declaring that the USA "cannot let our friends, or enemies, take advantage of us".

Reneging on the commitments agreed in the communique showed "incoherence and inconsistency", it said in a statement. He also said the G7 countries had "again" failed to provide any evidence that Russian Federation was behind the poisoning of a former double agent and his daughter in Britain in March. I mean, we have India, where some of the tariffs are 100 per cent. "Without question, we need to remain in talks with the USA".

In the picture, Trump and Merkel are seen displaying less-than-friendly body language in what is turning out to be a defining image of the contentious meeting of the Group of Seven leaders of the world's advanced economies.

The tweetstorm is the latest fallout from a bad-tempered G7 summit in Quebec, Canada, in which the President found himself at odds with numerous leaders present, largely over his planned tariffs on a range of goods, including steel and aluminum. "Donald will face one of the most important meetings in the century in four days".

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