His most recent tweets are part of an ongoing argument Trump has made that Canada and other countries have been taking advantage of the U.S. In fact, contrary to his tweet, the U.S. ran a trade deficit in 2017 of $568.4 billion, according to the Census Bureau and Bureau of Economic Analysis. Minimum is 17B. Tax Dairy from us at 270%.
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.
President Donald Trump's call to bring Russian Federation back into a group of the world's major advanced economies drew opposition from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers who said Moscow shouldn't be rewarded for its bad - and unrepentant - behavior. She also said that Europe will not let itself be "deceived" again.
In the run-up to the G7 summit, Trump continued to rile up his fellow world leaders with accusations of unfair trade practices, provoking angry responses from both Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron, who even suggested that the G7 could fare as the G6, without the USA if need be.
U.S. President Donald Trump charged into the Group of Seven summit at odds with key allies over U.S. tariffs, then set out to defuse tension with friendly banter and offered vague claims of progress in trade talks. On Twitter, Trump complained that Trudeau had criticized USA trade policy - specifically US tariffs on Canadian metals - after the Canadian premier had "acted so meek and mild" in their one-on-one meeting.
Trump had set a very confrontational tone ahead of the summit by slapping tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Canada and the European Union, and calling for Russian Federation to be let back into the summit.
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"Canada does not conduct its diplomacy through ad hominem attacks. and we refrain particularly from ad hominem attacks when it comes to a close ally", Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland told reporters on Sunday.
But unity was torn apart when the United States president took exception to Mr Trudeau calling USA policy "insulting". "Let's be serious", the French official, speaking on condition of anonymity, added. And then Trudeau starts blasting him in a domestic news conference? "The politics for the Prime Minister just got a lot more complicated".
Mr Trump had already left the summit when Mr Trudeau announced retaliatory measures Canada would take next month in response to United States tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union.
Trudeau added: "Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around".
"When we disagree with our allies on something it is right that we say so and air the issue openly and frankly", she said at a news conference. Meanwhile, Canada is the top export market for the USA, which had an $8.4 billion surplus with the country in 2017, according to the Office of the United States Trade Representative.
Trump bantered easily with Trudeau, joking that the neighbouring leader had "agreed to cut all tariffs and all trade barriers".