Trump ‘destroys trust’ with G7 tweets: Germany

Frederick Owens
June 11, 2018

After leaving the G7 summit on Saturday, Trump accused the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of "false statements" and said the U.S. would be imposing tariffs on vehicle imports.

Trudeau said at the news conference that while the G-7 meeting was "very successful", Canada could impose retaliatory tariffs on US products. "Canadians are polite, we are reasonable, but we will also not be pushed around".

A top US White House advisor has accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of stabbing the US in the back.

"PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that. he 'will not be pushed around.' Very dishonest & weak", he added.

Trump blasted both Trudeau and Macron on Twitter ahead of the G7 summit, which he was reportedly wary of attending.

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".

Looking for news you can trust? "Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!" the US president tweeted. "He really kind of stabbed us in the back".

Donald Trumps's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal also demonstrated his reluctance to toe the line of his allies.

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"Walk into a summit meeting with the largest economies in the world, all U.S. Allies".

The joint statement of the G7, which Trump has said he would not endorse, highlighted the importance of "free, fair and mutually beneficial trade and investment".

Mr Kudlow accused the Canadian PM of betraying Mr Trump with "polarising" statements on trade policy that risked making the U.S. leader look weak ahead of a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Larry Kudlow, director of the U.S. National Economic Council, said on CNN that Trudeau engaged in "betrayal" and "stabbed us in the back". The Trump administration imposed aluminum and steel tariffs on the other G-7 members - the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, Canada and Japan - ratcheting up tensions between the USA and its allies in the run-up to the summit.

It was all smiles during a photo opportunity at the G7 Summit. John McCain, who said Americans would continue to stand with the nation's historical allies.

Peter Navarro lit into Canadian Prime Minister, accusing him of acting in 'bad faith'.

"They should have said to him, 'God speed, you are negotiating with the insane nuclear tyrant in North Korea, and we are behind you, '" Kudlow said.

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