Trump Criticizes Justin Trudeau, Says US Won’t Endorse G7 Statement

Leaders wave after posing for family

Trump calls for Russia to be readmitted to G8, EU rejects it

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro also ripped into Trudeau on Sunday, saying there's a "special place in hell" for a world leader that double crosses Trump.

Trump administration officials on Sunday accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of stabbing President Trump in the back, blaming him for the president's refusal to endorse a joint statement with other world leaders.

"What we did this weekend was come together, roll up our sleeves and figure out a consensus language that we could all agree to", Trudeau said in the town of La Malbaie where leaders have been meeting since Friday morning.

"He held a press conference and he said the insulting". "Canada is the biggest single purchaser of US goods and services in the world - it's not China, it's not Mexico, it's not Britain, it's not Germany".

In a news conference after the summit, the Canadian leader had reasserted his opposition to the United States tariffs, and vowed to press ahead with retaliatory moves on 1 July. "Well, the in-factual, the non-factual part of this was they have enormous tariffs", Kudlow said.

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.

Donald Trump's top economic adviser is accusing Justin Trudeau of betraying the USA administration hours after the president himself launched insults at the prime minister, calling him "very dishonest and weak".

In urging Trudeau to apologize for his comments, he also said the prime minister's statements were a "diplomatic betrayal" as Trump headed to Singapore to his high-profile summit with North Korean leader with Kim Jong-un.

"He did him a favor", Navarro said.

As Justin Trudeau fielded questions from reporters during a press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday, the attentions of those watching live drifted to a seemingly drooping left eyebrow.

Trump quickly responded by personally attacking Trudeau. "That will not stand", he noted.

"In a matter of seconds, you can destroy trust with 280 Twitter characters", German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said when asked about Trump's U-turn, adding it would take much longer to rebuild lost trust.

Climate: An agreement to disagree.

"He's not going to tolerate that, nor should he", Graham said on Fox News.

Trump has infuriated the European Union, Canada and Mexico by imposing tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, accusing all of having shortchanged the United States in trade deals.

"We used fact-based arguments". "But we say that with great sadness".

Shortly after Trudeau said that he was "happy to announce that we have released a joint communique by all seven countries" indicating that the United States had signed on, Trump announced the USA would reverse its decision and not sign on to the statement after all. Canada has promised retaliatory measures on July 1.

James Brander, an worldwide trade expert at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, said Freeland's comments were meaningful.

Trump repeated his criticism of Canada's supply managed dairy industry, one of his favourite targets in Twitter posts, including this week prior to his arrival in Canada.

The breakfast was shared between G7 leaders-that's Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the USA, and the EU-and a "gender equality advisory council" that Trudeau had put together especially for the summit, according to the Toronto Star.

Latest News