Donald Trump's tirade against Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's statement after the G7 summit may not have been related to Ottawa's stance on U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum, Canadian based media The Star reported.
A French official insisted France and its fellow G7 European nations were maintaining their support for the communique and said anyone departing from the commitments made at the summit would be showing their "incoherence and inconsistency".
President Trump exited the G-7 summit like no president before him, blasting an allied head of state and torpedoing a joint communiqué.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government is in talks to save the deal and, in concert with the other major trading powers in the G7 group of nations that met in Quebec over the weekend, pushed back against Trump. - "Let's be clear: These tariffs are totally unacceptable..."
"The national security pretext is absurd and frankly insulting to Canadians, the closest and strongest ally the United States has had". Highly restrictive on Trade!
Nevertheless, markets were relatively calm on Monday ahead of the European open, although the Canadian dollar slipped a little in early trade. The likelihood of a trade war between the U.S. and Canada appears to be on the rise, and both sides are mulling more trade barriers. "Do Timber & Lumber in US?"
Trudeau has taken an identical position on several occasions as the trade war between the USA and Canada seemed to draw closer. I believe that. John McCain believes it. there's a movement all over the world to look inward, not outward, and I think it's a mistake. And I say, push him around?
President Donald Trump shakes hands with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a bilateral meeting at the G-7 summit in in Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018. $800 Billion Trade Deficit...
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Mulroney - who was prime minister when both the original Canada-U.S. "When I'm telling them, they're smiling at me. Not fair to our farmers!"
Trump made his comments in a wide-ranging news conference in Singapore following his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
"That's going to cost a lot of money for the people of Canada". "We're like the piggy bank that everybody is robbing and that ends". Trade. They fully understand where I am coming from.
"Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal", Trump tweeted Monday morning in Singapore".
Mr Trudeau did not immediately respond, but his office said on Saturday after Mr Trump withdrew support for the communique that the Prime Minister had not said anything in his closing news conference he has not said to Mr Trump before. "Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!"
The U.S. president is in no mood for compromise over trade and now has frosty relations with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the summit host.
Another key member of the president's team, Peter Navarro, the White House director of trade policy, told Fox News Sunday, "There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door".
Trump took aim at an unspecified news release issued by Canada saying, "they made nearly 100 bln dollars on trade with u.s. (guess they were bragging and got caught!)".