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

Trump doubles down on criticism of EU, Canada

Trump doubles down on criticism of EU, Canada

In a second tweet, Mr. Trump said: "PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, "US Tariffs were kind of insulting" and he "will not be pushed around" Very dishonest and weak".

"He was polarizing. He really kind of stabbed us in the back", Kudlow, who literally at times was shaking with rage, said on CNN's "State of the Union".

Success. Only to see a tweet from Donald Trump a little later rescinding his signature over something Justin Trudeau had said at his news conference. Kudlow suggested on "Face the Nation" that Mr. Trump saw Trudeau as trying to weaken his hand before that meeting, saying the president won't "allow the people to suddenly take pot shots at him".

U.S. President Donald Trump has backed up threats of tariffs in the past with real trade action, and that's why his latest comments about the Canadian dairy and auto sectors are worrying, and need to be taken seriously, say trade insiders.

The comments, made after Trump had left to go to Singapore for his much-anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, infuriated the USA president.

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She reiterated that Canada will retaliate to USA tariffs in a measured and reciprocal way, adding that it will always be willing to talk.

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

"Germany pays 1% (slowly) of GDP towards North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, while we pay 4% of a MUCH larger GDP". He said USA representatives will examine the tariffs on automobiles coming into the country and bemoaned the Canadian tariffs that affect American companies and farmers.

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White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow continued the war of words between the Trump administration and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday morning.

"President Trump played that process in good faith".

The president's latest tirade comes after a war of words erupted between the U.S. and its G7 allies following Mr Trump's decision to reject a joint communique at the end of a tense summit in Quebec on Saturday.

Not long after, Mr John Bolton, the President's national security adviser, tweeted a dramatic photo of Mr Trump, arms crossed and scowling, looking defiant as the leaders of the other nations stood in a circle around him.

British Prime Minister Theresa May "is fully supportive" of Trudeau and his leadership, a senior United Kingdom government source said, while European Council President Donald Tusk tweeted: "There is a special place in heaven for @JustinTrudeau".

He told Fox News Mr. Trump "did the courtesy to Justin Trudeau to travel up to Quebec for that summit".

In an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union", Kudlow argued that Trudeau's critique amounted to a betrayal of the G7, as well as the U.S.

"My reading is that Trump is, you know, trying to negotiate with the Koreans and dealing with much bigger players, the Chinese and the Europeans, on trade issues". Trump refused to sign a previously-negotiated joint statement written by all seven countries, prompting French President Emmanuel Macron to say in a statement Sunday that "International cooperation can not be dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks ..."

French President Emmanuel Macron's office issued a statement that warned "international co-operation can not be dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks".

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