Trump lashes out at US allies in Twitter rant

The View From Canada: G7 Summit, Tariffs And Trade

The View From Canada: G7 Summit, Tariffs And Trade

"Canada does not conduct its diplomacy through ad hominem attacks ... and we refrain particularly from ad hominem attacks when it comes from a close ally", Ms Freeland told reporters in Quebec City. Peter Navarro, Trump's top trade adviser, said, "There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad-faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump".

"POTUS is not gonna let a Canadian prime minister push him around, " Kudlow said.

Hashtag #Eyebrowgate trended and soon, Trudeau's Eyebrows even had their own Twitter account.

In a mocking tone, Kudlow rattled off the reasons Trudeau offered for his barbed critique of Trump's policies.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's eyebrow has become the unexpected star of the G7 summit, prompting online speculation after it appeared to slide down his face.

"He did him a favor", Navarro said.

Larry Kudlow, Trump's top economic adviser, took things further Sunday morning, saying on CNN's "State of the Union" that Trudeau's comments amounted to a "betrayal".

Trump's comments after a historic summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were the president's most extensive on the matter since he tweeted that Trudeau was "very dishonest and weak" and raised the prospect of tariffs against auto imports, a move that would imperil the Canadian economy.


"In a matter of seconds, you can destroy trust with 280 Twitter characters", German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said when asked about Trump's U-turn, adding it would take much longer to rebuild lost trust. If it is fake, I have little hope for Canada while he is in charge.

Meanwhile, Kudlow, speaking the "Face the Nation" on Sunday, said that Trudeau "should've known better." "That's what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did, and that comes right from Air Force One". "I had a very good meeting with the G-7".

Other tweets speculated about why the Canadian prime minister would need to don fake eyebrows.

She also said that during the summit the leaders discussed President Trump's proposal for complete free trade among G7 member states, but said the issue was "fair trade".

A diplomatic dustup between the USA and Canada over the weekend could wind up killing the North American Free Trade Agreement, leaving the North American and global auto industry in a lurch. "We will stand by them and anyone who would depart from them... shows their incoherence and inconsistency".

Trudeau, who had said at the news conference that Canada would retaliate for new USA tariffs, didn't respond to questions about Trump when the prime minister arrived at a Quebec City hotel Sunday for meetings with other world leaders. The Trump administration doesn't like the WTO and didn't want it mentioned, the source said.

The demise of the fragile communique is seen as a major blow to the strength of the G7 alliance, which is made up of wealthy developed democracies that also includes Germany, Japan, France, the United Kingdom and Italy.

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

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