ARCTIC BLAST: Trump SLAMS Canada’s Trudeau Over G7 Comments

Frederick Owens
June 12, 2018

Trudeau had hosted the G-7 summit in Quebec.

Trump took umbrage at those comments.

This year's annual G7 summit was marked by tensions and harsh words exchanged between President Donald Trump and other world leaders over trade.

Figures that Trump cites in his tweets have often been found to be incorrect or misleading.

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France is also standing by the G7 communique, a French presidency official said. If you need a new beauty mystery to solve, you can always try getting to the bottom of what Trump's hair looks like after a shower.

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. Success. Only to see a tweet from Donald Trump a little later rescinding his signature over something Justin Trudeau had said at his news conference.

"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".

On Friday, Trump called for Russian Federation to be added to the summit to restore it the G8, a statement that Nebraska Republican Sen.

Trudeau's itinerary was marked "personal" and he was not in the House of Commons.

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Trump had initially roiled the waters by saying Russian Federation - expelled from what had been the G-8 after its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula - should have been allowed to participate. Mr Trump said the move would protect domestic producers that were vital to United States security. "It's very important, the progress we have made with the G-7... collectively working on our defense, improving the lot of all of our citizens, better trade agreements".

Trump agreed to a statement on trade but withdrew from it later. "I would hope that he would reflect on what his closest allies are saying". Those countermeasures are set to take effect on July 1.

The Canadian leader then described as "insulting" Mr Trump's decision to invoke national security to justify tariffs.

He added: "Canadians are polite, we're reasonable but we also will not be pushed around". But it is something that we absolutely will do. He didn't specify what he considered false about Trudeau's statements.

Ottawa has promised to retaliate against Washington's imposition of tariffs on metals imports from Canada, the largest supplier of steel to the United States.

His tweets carried a tone of personal contempt.

Among other insults the president levelled at the PM, Trump called Trudeau "very dishonest and weak", and accused Canada of ripping the US off in trade. Minimum is 17B. Tax Dairy from us at 270%.

Trudeau did not seem eager to match Trump's rancor.

"The US pays close to the entire cost of Nato-protecting many of these same countries that rip us off on trade (they pay only a fraction of the cost-and laugh)", he tweeted.

"The new Trudeau has arrived", one analyst told Radio Canada on Monday, noting that thanks to the public and political support building behind him, "Trudeau can think of himself as the great defender of his country and that he can don the cape of "Captain Canada" which served his farther so well".

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