Michael Reagan: Peter Navarro Should Apologize to Justin Trudeau

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But for all Trump's sunny talk about his relationships with G-7 leaders - he rated them a "10" - he left town before the release of a traditional end-of-conference "communique" and then tweeted that he would instruct his aides not to sign it after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said there was agreement on seeking free and fair trade.

That's pretty much the only way to restore America's friendships with traditional allies like Canada, Mexico, and the European Union, which have been blindsided by President Donald Trump's aggressive trade restrictions, including steep tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Larry Kudlow, a former CNBC commentator who is now Trump's top economic adviser, said Trudeau had engaged in "betrayal" of the U.S.

President Donald Trump said Saturday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has a "one-time shot" to show he's serious about a nuclear disarmament deal.

Trump called Trudeau "very dishonest and weak", among other things.

- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may have expected a lot to happen during the G-7 summit last weekend, but being condemned to an afterlife in both hell and heaven probably wasn't on the list.

The Post wrote that Canada "has every right to be insulted". The president of the US National Pork Producers Council, Mr Jim Heimerl, said Mexico accounted for almost 25 per cent of all pork shipments previous year, adding that "a 20 per cent tariff eliminates our ability to compete effectively in Mexico".

Trump went on to say that the U.S. gets "unfairly clobbered" on trade despite "protecting Europe at great financial loss".

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The South Korean president responded positively to the summit, praising the "courage and determination" of both leaders. About 29,000 U.S. soldiers are based in the South, under a security agreement reached after the war ended in 1953.

Kudlow said the president won't "let a Canadian prime minister push him around".

As Trump heads to Canada for this week's meeting of the G7 Group of Nations, the general consensus is that this is more like a G6 plus one- with the United States under Trump the odd country out. The others mocked the United States president, who withdrew U.S. endorsement to a G7 economic agreement on Sunday.

Mr Trump also responded by announcing that he was backing out of a joint communiqué on trade between the USA and its main allies.

On board Air Force One, an AFP reporter was told that Trump had approved the agreement, only to be told later of the tweets.

"The countries are all going to retaliate - what you will get is a period of time where each of the countries is going to have to evaluate the impact of the new tariffs".

Speaking to Fox News, Kudlow said: "He is very seriously contemplating kind of a shift in the NAFTA negotiations".

Canada in particular has been outraged by Trump's tariffs, taking umbrage at the argument that they were motivated by national security concerns.

Threatening such a change could be another effort to advance the negotiations in order to secure a congressional vote on a revised deal by the end of the year, according to worldwide law firm Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg.