Donald Trump Slams Justin Trudeau, Calls Him "Dishonest & Weak" Over G7 Verdict

Donald Trump Slams Justin Trudeau, Calls Him

Donald Trump Slams Justin Trudeau, Calls Him "Dishonest & Weak" Over G7 Verdict

Trudeau had announced that the G7 members - Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the USA - had agreed upon a joint communiqué, or formal statement, after a hard week on trade issues.

But President Donald Trump has helped bring together the most bitter of Canadian enemies, as he lashed out at Trudeau following the Group of Seven meeting in Quebec, and even the country's most staunch conservatives have publicly backed up their Liberal prime minister for taking a tough tone in the U.S.

Trade was a massive issue at this year's summit with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Trump butting heads. He also said that because of Trudeau's comments, he instructed USA trade representatives to not sign the communique the G-7 leaders had agreed upon expressing the need for "free, fair, and mutually beneficial trade".

Mr Trump has angered America's closest allies by imposing tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Canada, the European Union and Mexico.

Trade adviser Peter Navarro told "Fox News Sunday" that "there is a special place in hell for any leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy" with Trump.

Canada and European countries condemned the United States for its "insulting" tariffs, and the latter in response refuted Canada's "false statements", following the Group of Seven (G7) summit in Quebec, Canada.

Trump agreed to a statement on trade but withdrew from it later.

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She also said the European Union would "act" against the USA trade measures. "Canada has objected in words, but will also do so in actions", she said, referencing the retaliatory measures Canada will impose next month.

France and Europe are standing by the G7 communique, a French presidency official said, adding anyone departing from the commitments made at the summit would be showing their "incoherence and inconsistency".

Despite Trump's withdrawal and decision to double down on restricting foreign goods entering the USA market, Merkel insisted that she would continue to hold talks and work together with the president.

Spokesman Cameron Ahmad said on Saturday night that Mr Trudeau "said nothing he hasn't said before - both in public and in private conversations" with Mr Trump. "Canadians - we're polite, we're reasonable - but we also will not be pushed around".

The president concluded his tweetstorm by saying, "Sorry, we can not let our friends, or enemies, take advantage of us on Trade anymore".

"It's actually not a real surprise, we have seen this with the climate agreement or the Iran deal".

He added that Trudeau's statement risked making Trump look weak before his meeting with Kim Jong Un, the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in Singapore. Echoing a series of comments she's made about the erosion of US-European ties, Merkel expressed consternation about Trump's disavowal of the G-7's joint closing statement.

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