Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

'Fool Trade': Trump continues to rip G7 in tweetstorm

'Fool Trade': Trump continues to rip G7 in tweetstorm

Mr Navarro condemned Mr Trudeau following the Canadian leader's news conference after his summit meeting with Mr Trump and other G7 leaders.

But it was just days ago that trade tensions between the United States and its second-largest trading partner escalated following the G-7 meeting after Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau engaged in a public spat.

On Sunday, Kudlow said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stabbed President Trump in the back after the G7 summit when Trudeau called the USA tariffs insulting.

Canada and the US appear to be at an impasse over Trump's insistence on a five-year sunset clause, something Trudeau himself said this past weekend was a non-starter.

MacLauchlan said he supported the Prime Minister's retaliatory tariffs in response to US tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum and called on opposition parties to join him in expressing support for the federal government. At the same time he was attacking the Canadian prime minister on Twitter, Trump reiterated his decision to have the US Commerce Department review tariffs on all auto imports.

"And that's what bad faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference", he added Sunday, noting his comments came "right from Air Force One". "Are those the ...words of the president towards Trudeau?" The problem was that in conveying that message I used language that was inappropriate.

Trump again presented the United States as the victim of unfair trade deals during the interview with ABC on Tuesday.

Vacationers said they would be staying up north this summer instead of booking trips to the US.

Trump, meanwhile, renewed his criticisms of Canada's protection of its dairy sector, saying: "It's very unfair to our farmers, and it's very unfair to the people of our country".

"We are being taken advantage of by virtually every one of those countries", Mr Trump said.

In Singapore on Tuesday, Trump was firmly unapologetic.

The standard response from the Trump administration's defenders is, "that's what his base wants" or "that's what he campaigned on". "The one thing politically it does mean: Now they have a clear scapegoat if NAFTA negotiations go sideways, they will be able to blame Donald Trump". "And Justin. And I said, "Oh that's nice, Justin's giving a" - And then he talked about how they won't be bullied".

Corker is trying to gather support for legislation that would give U.S. Congress, not the president, the authority to impose tariffs under the national security clause of U.S. trade law.

Merkel, whose office over the weekend released a photo of leaders and aides which illustrates the divide between Trump and his allies, said she had "tried hard to find a compromise and we fought hard for it. this was an important announcement".

However, despite the ongoing dispute, the U.S. ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, believes that the tensions in trade can be resolved, although it may take some time.

"I actually like Justin, you know, I think he's good; I like him, but he shouldn't have done that".

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