Trade dispute has Canadian MPs standing together against US President Donald Trump

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Trade adviser Peter Navarro told Fox News, "There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad-faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door". He just won and you know, we had very good.

The spat has also drawn in Germany and France, who sharply criticised Mr Trump's decision to abruptly withdraw his support for a G7 communique hammered out at a Canadian summit, accusing him of destroying trust and acting inconsistently.

"Sorry, we can not let our friends, or enemies, take advantage of us on trade any more".

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow and trade adviser Peter Navarro drove the message home in an extraordinary assault on a close U.S. ally and neighbour.

Soon after Trump left the G7 summit he tweeted that he had instructed the House of Representatives not to endorse the final communique of the G7 summit due to Trudeau's "false statements at his news conference", as the Canadian prime minister dismissed United States metal tariffs as "insulting" and announced retaliatory measures.

Responding to Trump's call for Russian Federation to be readmitted to the G7, turning it back into the G8, May said there had been "good reason" to expel Moscow after its annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in 2014.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May takes a question as she addresses the final news conference of the G7 summit in the Charlevoix city of La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, June 9, 2018.

"[Trump] wants to move all of that manufacturing back to the States, [but] we don't have people to actually do this work", Heyman said. You know they put out a document, I don't know if you saw it. Perhaps they were trying to show the power they have.

"I'm concerned because Canada has been a reliable ally, a close friend, and one of our biggest trading partners", Collins told Politico.

With enough concessions, the value of farmers' production quotas, worth about $25,000 per cow, could fall as other countries gain market share, said Mike Gifford, a retired government official who was Canada's agriculture trade negotiator on NAFTA.

The U.S. had granted some allies including Canada temporary exemption from import tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Mr. Trump's actions led to an extraordinary juxtaposition: an abrupt public feud and deterioration of ties between the USA and Canada at the same moment as warm words and a detente between the US and North Korea. That figure adjusts to a $17.5 billion trade deficit when services are excluded, according to the USTR.

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