"Canada will not change its mind when it comes to the illegal and absolutely unjustified application of tariffs on steel and aluminum, not only coming from Canada, but on the steel and aluminum sold by all the G7 allies who are assembled here, to the United States", Freeland said in a news conference at the summit. But the president broadsided his allies after leaving the meeting by disavowing a joint statement the U.S. had agreed to, criticising Trudeau and vowing tariffs on cars.
With Trump saying he wants to see all these tariffs abolished, it seems unlikely that he's ignorant on trade or purposely instigating a trade war. "One of the arguments was that the president can't show weakness, and that what Trudeau did required this robust response otherwise the president would appear to be weak as he flew to Singapore".
On June 7 - the eve of Trudeau's G7 summit - Trump sends out another missive - "Prime Minister Trudeau is being so indignant, bringing up the relationship that the USA and Canada had over the many years and all sorts of other things ... but he doesn't bring up the fact that they charge us up to 300% on dairy - hurting our Farmers, killing our Agriculture!" He really kind of stabbed us in the back. Trump is slated to meet for two hours alone with Kim, along with two translators.
Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila said Sunday that the rift between G7 members at the summit reflects the unpredictability in global political arena, and he hoped the aftermath of the summit would be cleared up quickly. Trump refused to sign a previously-negotiated joint statement written by all seven countries, prompting French President Emmanuel Macron to say in a statement Sunday that "International cooperation can not be dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks ..."
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Nyantakyi will not be able to vote next week to determine whether Morocco will be able to host the next World Cup. This is by no means an admission of wrong doing for issues on the video" he said.
The public sniping at a sitting leader of state by White House aides shocked some veteran diplomats.
While the agreement of legislators who are normally opposed on most fronts was remarkable, the anger also spread to pundits, officials, celebrities and ordinary citizens as Canadians vowed consumer boycotts of American goods and brainstormed insults of Trump on social media. "Most inept and shameless Administration since Harding".
On Monday, former U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman called on Navarro to formally and publicly apologize to Trudeau and to Canadians, "for his insulting and inappropriate remarks".
Sometimes described as a "mini-Obama", not least due to his omnipresent smile, Trudeau is clearly far closer in his political alignments to the US Democratic Party than Trump's Republicans.
President Trump did the courtesy to Trudeau to travel up to Quebec for that summit. "Who picked the fight?"
And, what did Trudeau say that was so over the top? "We make commitments and keep them", Macron's office said, adding that "France and Europe maintain their support for this (G7) statement".
"Not to sign a statement of solidarity, which stands for everything that we stand for, is a big mistake", Feinstein said.