Trump Rejects G-7 Statement, Claiming Trudeau Is 'Very Dishonest and Weak'

11 June, 2018, 22:43 | Author: Myra Gill
  • White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said his harsh rhetoric came from

Last month, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his government would retaliate against Trump's tariffs by imposing import taxes on $12.8 billion worth of USA imports in what Canada says its strongest trade action since the World War II.

Democratic Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi broke with his party's leadership and criticized Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday for publicly fighting with President Donald Trump, The Hill reported.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel found the contentious Group of Seven summit with U.S. President Donald Trump a "sobering" and "depressing" experience but said European leaders won't be "taken advantage of" on trade.

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is a deal signed by Canada, Mexico, and the USA, creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America.

He said Trump "did the courtesy to Justin Trudeau to travel up to Quebec for that summit".

Trump and Trudeau exchanged barbs after a highly contentious G-7 meeting resulted in a press conference in which Trudeau promised not to be pushed around.

"This weekend, certainly if you care about America's place in the world, had to be one of the most concerning, certainly, and I'll just say the most depressing, in Donald Trump's year-and-a-half in office", Scarborough said on "Morning Joe" while introducing James Stavridis, chief global security and diplomacy analyst for NBC News and MSNBC.

"We strive to reduce tariff barriers, non-tariff barriers and subsidies", the G-7 nations said in their joint communique issued at the conclusion of the two-day summit in Canada.


"He was polarizing. He really kind of stabbed us in the back", Kudlow said on CNN's "State of the Union".

Earlier this year, Mr Trump had criticised India over import duty on the iconic Harley-Davidson motorcycles and had threatened to increase the import tariff on "thousands and thousands" of Indian motorcycles to the US.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) spoke on behalf of the US after President Donald Trump withdrew USA endorsement of a joint statement on trade from the G-7 summit.

Trudeau at a press conference in Quebec as the G-7 meeting ended said he had highlighted in the session that "Canadians did not take it lightly that the United States has moved forward with significant tariffs on our steel and aluminum industry".

The director of the National Economic Council was appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday when he suggested Trudeau should "apologize in the name of the Western allies".

But Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday on ABC's "This Week", "I'm not so sure John's right about where America is on trade".

During the summit, Trump said USA allies treat America "like a piggy bank" and vowed to keep in place the new tariffs. Mr. Trump said the move would protect domestic producers that were vital to U.S. security.

Peter Navarro lit into Canadian Prime Minister, accusing him of acting in 'bad faith'.

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