Trump planning on 'straightening out unfair trade deals' at G7 summit

US signs G-7 declaration calling for reduction of tariffs after tense summit with allies

US signs G-7 declaration calling for reduction of tariffs after tense summit with allies

"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.

Michael Hayden, the former CIA Director under President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama, blasted President Trump Monday as "unstable" following his actions at the G7 summit in Canada this weekend.

"In fact, I congratulate leaders of other leaders for so crazily being able to make those trade deals that were so good for their country and bad for the United States".

He told reporters that imposing retaliatory measures "is not something I relish doing" but that he wouldn't hesitate to do so because "I will always protect Canadian workers and Canadian interests".

Trudeau said he would continue to stand up for Canadian dairy producers and the country's supply management system. "He really, actually, you know what, he did a great disservice to the whole G-7".

Trump and his deputies took issue with Trudeau for telling a news conference at the end of the G7 conference that Canada would not be pushed around on tariffs - a point he had made several times before. He also attacked Trudeau's character, calling the Liberal Party leader meek, weak and dishonest.

Surrounded by G7 leaders, President Donald Trump, and Trump alone, can be seen sitting - arms crossed.

"He is not going to permit any show of weakness on the trip to negotiate with North Korea, nor should he", Kudlow said. "He can't do that".

Timeline of trade tensions since the US decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports
Timeline of trade tensions since the US decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports

"I've been firm, I've been clear, but I don't think descending into insults is right for the way Canada engages with the world", the prime minister said.

Trudeau said he had reiterated to Mr. Trump, who left the G7 meeting before it ended, that tariffs would harm industries and workers on both sides of the U.S.

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel talks with U.S. President Donald Trump at the G7 Summit. The EU trade surplus with the U.S.is $151 Billion, and Canada keeps our farmers and others out.

He also singled out tariffs on U.S. dairy products in yet another scathing tweet directed at Canada just before the meeting. At one point he wrote, "Justin acts hurt when called out!"

The now-rejected communique acknowledged the importance of "free, fair and mutually beneficial trade and investment".

Mulroney has acted as an informal advisor on US trade to Trudeau's Liberal government. We take them on.

Mr Trump made the comment at the White House after hours of further escalating his rhetoric against longtime allies over U.S. trade practices.

While making no direct criticism of Mr Trump, Mrs May told MPs: "This was a hard summit with, at times, some very candid discussions, but the conclusion I draw is that it is only through continued dialogue that we can find ways to work together to resolve the challenges we face".


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