Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Trudeau 'stabbed us in back' on trade, says Trump chief economic adviser

Trudeau 'stabbed us in back' on trade, says Trump chief economic adviser

He also announced he was backing out of a joint communique on trade between the U.S. and its main allies.

"We have to stand up for our principles, our values in Europe, potentially with Canada or Japan", Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview Sunday on ARD public TV.

The group of seven nations that make up the G7 are Canada, France, the USA, the UK, Germany, Japan and Italy.

Russia was ousted from the elite group in 2014 as punishment for Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea and its support for pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.

And former foreign policy advisor to Trudeau, Roland Paris, called Trump "a pathetic little man-child". "In the interest of all".

Trump was quick to shoot back on Twitter, calling Trudeau "very dishonest" and "weak".

The US President gave a press conference at the seat of the summit in the Canadian town of La Malbaie shortly before he left the meeting to head for Singapore, where on June 12 he will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Efe reported.

Earlier on Friday, US President Donald Trump said Russian Federation should also be attending a Group of Seven nations summit, a controversial idea that even Moscow seemed to reject, as he headed for a chilly reception at the meeting in Canada, where other G7 leaders are set to clash with him over trade. "If it doesn't happen, we come out even better!"

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland had responded to the White House comments by saying that Canada will retaliate to USA tariffs in a measured and reciprocal way and that Canada will always be willing to talk.

Minnesota trade experts say the Trump tariffs set a bad precedent.

"As Canadians, we are polite, we're reasonable, but also we will not be pushed around,"Trudeau said".

The Canadian PM, for his part, said Mr Trump's action would hurt American workers as well as Canadians.

"I feel that this has become a bad relationship; a relationship based on the President taking exactly what he wants", Grant's prime minister says. The EU trade surplus with the U.S.is $151 Billion, and Canada keeps our farmers and others out. "Look forward to seeing them tomorrow".

Trump and Aides throw insults at Trudeau - It is hard to conceive how a leader of one of the largest countries in the world, President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America could throw insults of the type which are alike to a child having a temper tantrum - at one of his country's closest allies, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Mr Macron is seeking to take the lead of the European brigade against Mr Trump at the G7.

"We are focused on everything we accomplished here at the #G7 summit".

Only United States can get all the perks and profits?

In response, Canada, Mexico and the European Union said they were putting in place their own retaliatory measures. "That is the life of nations".

Mrs May told the Commons that she made clear to Mr Trump that the levies were unacceptable - but she underlined the need for dialogue to stop the dispute from escalating.

And Americans are practically apologizing on behalf of their president. The White House announced Thursday that the president would depart the G7 mid-morning on Saturday, skipping sessions on climate change and the environment.

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