White House takes up fight against 'back-stabbing' Trudeau

Trump Takes More Swipes at Canada After Arrival in Singapore

Trump Takes More Swipes at Canada After Arrival in Singapore

The G7 summit came after the Trump administration decided last week to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union, Canada and Mexico, which has drawn strong opposition from US business community and quick retaliation from major USA trading partners. Bob Corker has introduced legislation that would roll back the President's power to impose tariffs like the ones he introduced earlier this month on steel and aluminum on USA allies, but Republican leaders don't appear eager to take it up even as an amendment to already-moving legislation.

But Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday on ABC's "This Week", "I'm not so sure John's right about where America is on trade".

The President insisted his allies were trying to take advantage of the USA over trade and financing North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

Canadian tariffs were in place long before the summit and did not prevent Trump from initially endorsing the G-7 statement on trade.

"The United States loses political influence in the rest of the world, and they also lose position as a centerpiece in efforts to find global joint mechanisms and set the agenda", said Solberg, who had been invited to attend the summit.

And Roland Paris, a former foreign policy adviser to Trudeau, jabbed Mr. Trump on Twitter: "Big tough guy once he's back on his airplane".

As Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross wrote past year, while other nations like to criticize the United States for anti-trade rhetoric, their policies put high tariffs on USA goods.

Describing the U.S. tariffs on European steel and aluminium as "unjustified", she left no doubt that EU nations would impose counter-measures on USA goods in response but cautioned against tit-for-tat retaliation which might lead to a trade war. "They surely can not be that upset about what the prime minister said", according to a second Canadian official.

In a sign of how limited their options are, Canadian officials said they planned to press harder with their US lobbying campaign, focused on potentially sympathetic lawmakers outside the White House, while relying on support from allied nations and hoping Trump does not carry out all his threats. Trudeau did not make President Trump look weak. -Canada border. Trudeau told reporters that imposing retaliatory measures "is not something I relish doing" but that he wouldn't hesitate to do so because "I will always protect Canadian workers and Canadian interests". "We strive to reduce tariff barriers, non-tariff barriers and subsidies", it said, reflecting the typical language of decades of G7 statements.

Asked about Navarro's comments, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said, according to reporter Daniel Dale, "Canada does not conduct its diplomacy through ad hominem attacks".

That tweet was followed a second message: "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 & weak".

Pompeo declined to comment on the specific remarks by Navarro.

"We used to be a nation that was unbelievably cash flow oriented and had no debt of any effect", he said.

And Americans are practically apologizing on behalf of their president. "We have seen this with the climate agreement or the Iran deal".

"This week started with @realDonaldTrump boosting a Chinese company identified as a national security threat to the U.S. It ended with him standing up for Russian Federation and alienating our allies at the G7".

Trump had earlier lashed out at Canadian leader Justin Trudeau for what he said were "false statements" at a news conference and said the United States would not endorse the G7 communique.

The G7 groups the United States, Japan, Germany, France, Britain, Italy and Canada.

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