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Trump's Russia Idea Has Few Fans Across U.S. Political Spectrum

11 June 2018

Trump tweeted "Based on Justin's false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!" "He is a thug using Soviet-style aggression to wage a shadow war against America, and our leaders should act like it", Sasse said.

Although Trump and Kudlow have since claimed Trudeau "stabbed us in the back" and was the reason for the U-turn, it is Trump's actions that other G7 leaders appeared to find frustrating.

The US president, who is in Singapore for a landmark summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, tweeted on Monday that America was paying disproportionately more towards the costs of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) than fellow members.

Perhaps some of the falling-out boils down to a misunderstanding of Canadian etiquette, said Bruce Heyman, the former USA ambassador to Canada - "especially for somebody who's coming from the world that (Trump) is coming from, and has been so blunt and so confrontational in his conversations and approaches".

However, despite Trump's heated rhetoric, the United States ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, has expressed confidence that the trade conflict can be settled, but said it would take some time.

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"He did him a favor", Navarro said.

Trudeau had said Canadians "are polite, we're reasonable, but also we will not be pushed around".

Following his departure from the summit Saturday evening, Trump tweeted that Trudeau was "Very dishonest & weak" during the summit, drawing criticism from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, including Arizona Republican Sen. "Americans stand with you, even if our president doesn't".

McCain's best friend and colleague in the Senate, South Carolina Sen.

Navarro, the Trump trade adviser, said his harsh assessment of what "bad faith" Trudeau did with "that stunt press conference" on Saturday "comes right from Air Force One".

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She said: "It can not be done by taking unilateral action against your partners".

While G7 members have been sharing concerns over North Korea, disputes with the United States over trade have been escalating.

On trade, Tennessee Republican Sens.

Kudlow said the USA had spent the summit negotiating in "good faith" with Trudeau and the other assembled leaders, and that the US had planned to sign the communique until Trudeau's news conference, which Kudlow called a "sophomoric play".

Democrats, meanwhile, have been more outspoken. "We are resolved to ensure that all workers have access to the skills and education necessary to adapt and prosper in the new world of work brought by innovation through emerging technologies".

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Under his administration, the world's largest economy has undermined the multilateral orders it created and given up its leading role in the G7 as promoter of free and fair global trade based on World Trade Organization rules, economists say. "After the last few days, it's hard to tell", he tweeted.

Trump's Russia Idea Has Few Fans Across U.S. Political Spectrum