Canada parliament condemns Trump's attacks on Trudeau and tariffs

Canada parliament condemns Trump's attacks on Trudeau and tariffs

During an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, Trump recounted seeing Trudeau's statement following the G7 summit in Quebec, Canada, during which the prime minister promised to fight back against the US's trade restrictions.

Trudeau had simply reiterated Canada's stated plan of imposing retaliatory dollar-for-dollar tariffs in response to the new American tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. "I left the [G7] meeting and I'll be honest, we are being taken advantage of by virtually every one of those countries, very, very seriously", Trump said.

Trudeau had announced that the G7 members - Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the USA - had agreed upon a joint communiqué, or formal statement, after a hard week on trade issues.

Trump has consistently railed against what he claims are unfair trade practices by some of America's biggest trade partners, including Canada. Kudlow said the president won't "let a Canadian prime minister push him around".

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who also attended the summit, told German public television that she found Mr Trump's tweet disavowing the G7 statement "sobering" and "a little depressing".

Canadian media have reacted angrily to US President Donald Trump's spat with the country's leader Justin Trudeau following last week's G7 summit.

Mr Trump kept up his rhetoric from Singapore, where he is attending a summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un, condemning allies for the level of their payments towards Nato. We just shook hands.

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Unbowed, Mr Trump tweeted anew on Monday morning from Singapore: "Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal".

Canadian officials have stressed the two countries' extensive trading relationship and pointed out that Canada is the top export destination for 35 U.S. states and that 9 million jobs in the United States depend on trade with its northern neighbour.

White House trade adviser weighs in on 'Fox News Sunday'. "That's what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did". I think he should apologize to the prime minister.

The apology could ease tensions after Canada's parliament condemned the personal attack on Trudeau and as Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland gets ready to meet with members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday in Washington. "It was very friendly", Trump said.

Other G-7 countries lobbied unsuccessfully at the summit for the U.S.to reverse its tariffs on imported steel and aluminum imports.

Trump adviser Peter Navarro, meanwhile, said Tuesday he made a mistake when he said "there's a special place in hell" for Trudeau. The European Union targets US -built cars with a 10-percent tariff, while the United States distinguishes between vans or pickup trucks and other cars.

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