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White House adviser says Canada's Trudeau 'stabbed us in the back'

10 June 2018

The annual G-7 summit appeared to have weathered tensions over President Donald Trump's threats of a tariff-fueled trade war until the mercurial American pulled out of a joint statement while citing "false statements" by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Meanwhile, France warned pn Sunday that "fits of anger" could not dictate global cooperation after US President Donald Trump abruptly rejected a joint statement agreed following a bad-tempered G7 summit in Canada.

Trump was aboard Air Force One heading to an historic summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un when he issued a pair of tweets Saturday criticizing the G-7 host and stepping back from the generally positive tone that had ended the two-day meeting.

"He held a press conference and he said the U.S.is insulting".

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. "And that ends", Trump said. Can't do it in person.

"There is a special place in hell for any for 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 and that's what bad-faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference, that's what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did", Navarro said on "Fox News Sunday". -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".

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Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, lashed out at Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau as "amateurish" and "sophomoric" for a news conference he gave after Trump left the Group of Seven summit on Saturday. He had other things, bigger things, on his plate in Singapore. "All Justin Trudeau had to do was take the win". Trudeau stuck our president in the back.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday rejected a USA demand for a sunset clause in NAFTA but said he was prepared to compromise on the issue, which is holding up talks to update the 1990s-era pact. Canadians, he said, "will not be pushed around".

"Don't blame Trump. It was Trudeau who started blasting Trump after he left, after the deals had been made".

He was reacting to Trudeau's declaration that Canadians would "not be pushed around" and would hit back at punishing United States tariffs on metal imports with "equivalent tariffs". He described all seven leaders coming together to sign the joint declaration despite having "some strong, firm conversations on trade, and specifically on American tariffs".

"Germany stands by the jointly agreed communique", Germany spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a statement.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had told reporters that "Canadians are polite and reasonable but we will also not be pushed around" over Trump's decision to invoke national security to justify U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium imports.

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"Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!"

He branded the EU as "brutal" in business and warned countries it would be a "mistake" to retaliate against his 25% tariffs on steel and 10% on aluminium from countries including the United Kingdom and members of the European Union. The G-7 also includes Britain, Italy, France, Germany and Japan. "The loss of trade through tariffs undermines competition, reduces productivity, removes the incentive to innovate and ultimately makes everyone poorer", she said.

Trump insisted relationships with allies were a "10" just before he left the summit.

"I highlighted directly to the president that Canadians did not take it lightly that the United States has moved forward with significant tariffs", said Trudeau.

"We're the piggy bank that everybody is robbing".

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White House adviser says Canada's Trudeau 'stabbed us in the back'