Trump's calling Trudeau 'dishonest and weak' sparks calls for calm

Trump's calling Trudeau 'dishonest and weak' sparks calls for calm

Trump's calling Trudeau 'dishonest and weak' sparks calls for calm

Trump, en route to Singapore, called Trudeau's news conference "very dishonest & weak" following his tweet ahead of the G7 summit calling Trudeau "indignant".

US President Donald Trump has lashed out at several countries, charging them of "robbing" the United States of America on the trade front. "He did a great disservice to the whole G7". "It's going to stop or we'll stop trading with them", he said. The US isn't expected to join separate agreements for cleaner oceans or combating climate change, which the other six nations will sign, Merkel said. "They should let Russian Federation come back in because we should have Russian Federation at the negotiating table". The president says at the Group of Seven summit: "If they retaliate, they're making a mistake".

At his news conference, Trump first referred to the Crimean annexation only obliquely. Trudeau himself declined to comment during an appearance with Argentina's president.

"Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!" the USA president tweeted.

"I highlighted directly to the president that Canadians did not take it lightly that the United States has moved forward with significant tariffs on our steel and aluminum industry", Trudeau said at a news conference at the meeting's end.

He also denied the summit had been contentious, a remark that contradicted what one G7 official described as an "extraordinary" exchange on Friday in which Trump repeated a list of trade grievances, mainly concerning the European Union and Canada.

Asked about the scathing comments from Trump's advisers on Sunday, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland called Trump's tariffs on Canadian aluminum and steel "illegal and unjustified" and said Canada does not believe in using "ad hominem attacks" on the worldwide stage.

After departing from the Quebec summit for Singapore, Trump tweeted that Trudeau's remarks at a news conference, where he said Canada would not be pushed around, "were very dishonest and weak". "The Prime Minister said nothing he hasn't said before - both in public, and in private conversations with the President".


Trudeau didn't respond to questions about Trump when the prime minister arrived at a Quebec City hotel Sunday for meetings with other world leaders, though Freeland later told reporters that "we don't think that's a useful or productive way to do business".

"That's what matters", he wrote.

"I heard President Trump say he wants maximum trade and minimum tariffs for G7 members".

During the summit, Trump was accused of seeking to undermine the "rules-based" worldwide order but the final statement began by stressing "the crucial role of a rules-based global trading system" as well as a commitment to "continue to fight protectionism".

Reneging on the commitments agreed in the communique showed "incoherence and inconsistency", it said in a statement.

At a gathering of governors of all the states at the White House, Trump said: "Now, the prime minister, who I think is a fantastic man, called me the other day and said we are lowering it to 50%".

On board Air Force One, an AFP reporter was told that Trump had approved the agreement, only to be told later of the tweets. I do not know where we go from here.

The joint communique that was thrashed out over two days of negotiations vowed that members would reform multilateral oversight of commerce through the World Trade Organization (WTO) and seek to cut tariffs. He said he'd probably know within the first minute of his sit-down with Kim whether he can make a deal. "And that's a very profitable answer if we have to do it", Trump said.

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