Published: Mon, June 11, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

France Calls Out Donald Trump's 'Fits Of Anger' After G7 Outburst

France Calls Out Donald Trump's 'Fits Of Anger' After G7 Outburst

He said the move was based on Mr Trudeau's "false statements. and the fact that Canada is charging massive tariffs to our United States farmers, workers and companies". "They have tariffs on certain dairy and food products - 290 [to] 295 percent".

Trump and the White House are upset that Trudeau told reporters that Canada would stand firm when it came to new US tariffs and "not be pushed around".

"He did him a favour and he was even willing to sign that socialist communiqué and what did Trudeau do, as soon as the plane took off from Canadian airspace?"

The prime minister also said Canada would "move forward with retaliatory measures on July 1, applying equivalent tariffs to the ones that Americans have unjustly applied to us".

In other developments at the two-day summit, Trudeau told Trump there would be no North American Free Trade Agreement unless the USA dropped its tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Trump was last to arrive for the G7 working breakfast, walking into the room when the summit's host, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, had almost finished his welcome and presentation speech, Efe reported.

"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. We are sticking to them and whoever reneges on them is showing incoherence and inconsistency.

"State of the Union" host Jake Tapper asked Kudlow what right Trump and other USA officials had to be offended by Trudeau's comments, given the dispute.

Trump also backtracked on his previous agreement to endorse the G7 communique, leaving the USA off the joint statement released by six other world leaders addressing issues like trade cooperation and Iran's nuclear program.

"Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we will also not be pushed around". "We strive to reduce tariff barriers, non-tariff barriers and subsidies", it said, reflecting the typical language of decades of G-7 statements. "And then he goes out there and pulls this amateur political stunt...amateurish scheme that really broke up all the goodwill from that meeting in Quebec", Kudlow said.

When asked why she appeared so calm following the fiasco, the chancellor said that escalating the rhetoric wouldn't make things any better. "I personally negotiated with Prime Minister Trudeau", Mr. Kudlow said.

His comments were echoed later Sunday by Trump's chief economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, who called Trudeau's actions a "betrayal".

"Not only is the trade deficit with Canada small, the United States runs a current account surplus with Canada", he said.

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