Trump, Trudeau swap jokes but hold firm in trade dispute

  • Trump, Trudeau swap jokes but hold firm in trade dispute

Trump, Trudeau swap jokes but hold firm in trade dispute

President Donald Trump lashed out at some allies, with particularly harsh words for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, after a summit in Quebec.

Tweeting from Singapore where he's scheduled to hold a nuclear summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, Trump wrote: "Sorry, we can not let our friends, or enemies, take advantage of us on trade anymore".

June 6 - Trudeau tells Global National that he's "disappointed" at the reasoning behind Trump's tariffs, saying he doesn't understand "in what universe" a long-time ally of the USA could be considered a national security threat. "It's a betrayal. He's double-crossing", he said Sunday.

But, Mrs May highlighted a need to "avoid a continued tit-for-tat escalation", adding to MPs: "That is why it was right that we had such an open and direct discussion at this summit".

Trump roiled the weekend Group of Seven meeting of industrialized nations in Canada by agreeing to a group statement on trade only to withdraw from it while flying to Asia.

The summit in Canada was deeply divisive and ended with a renewed threat of trade war on Saturday after Trump rejected an attempt to write a consensus statement and bitterly insulted the Canadian host.

Responding to Trump's call for Russian Federation to be readmitted to the G7, turning it back into the G8, May said there had been "good reason" to expel Moscow after its annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in 2014.

The tweetstorm is the latest fallout from a bad-tempered G7 summit in Quebec, Canada, in which the President found himself at odds with numerous leaders present, largely over his planned tariffs on a range of goods, including steel and aluminum.

The tit-for-tat dispute over USA metals tariffs followed more than a year of tense and so far unsuccessful negotiations to renew NAFTA and a long and failed charm offensive by Trudeau and top Canadian officials to avoid Trump's trade ire.

A Trudeau spokesman, Cameron Ahmad, said Saturday night that Trudeau "said nothing he hasn't said before - both in public and in private conversations" with Trump.

June 10 - Trump's economic advisor Larry Kudlow tells CNN that Trudeau "stabbed us in the back".

Trudeau himself sidestepped questions about the attacks from Washington. "I like to think that the cool approach is a good way, wait this thing out and see what the next shiny object is", Frazer said. Minimum is 17B. Tax Dairy from us at 270%. Jeff Flake tweeted a link to an article about Navarro's comment with a message: "Fellow Republicans, this is not who we are".

"Let's be serious and worthy of our people".

Have you ever heard in your life a bigger load of crap from an American trade official?

It seems the true explanation for Trump's rhetorical attack on Trudeau is not Canadian tariffs or the content of the prime minister's news conference. He says that we are the problem with tariffs.

He added: "Based on Justin's false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!" "We're the closest partners in the world and you don't want to see a dispute over one particular issue poison everything". The G-7 also includes Britain, Italy, France, Germany and Japan.