Trump noted that the other nations know they've been taking advantage of the US because all they can do is "smile" at him when he brings it up. We are like the piggy bank that everybody is robbing and that ends, and two, specific threats that it has to stop or we will stop trading with them, "them" being people that don't align their trade practices with USA interests, and warning that if you retaliate against steel and aluminum tariffs, you'll be making a mistake.
Former U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman, who served under former U.S. President Barack Obama, has also backed Trudeau.
Members were vocal in their support of the Canadian response on Monday.
"The U.S. was trying to be disruptive to the G7", he said. S. relations with interactions among officials that are described as extensive, at all levels and that were ongoing through the weekend and into Monday, despite the high-level spat. According to a Canada release, they make nearly 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with USA (guess they were bragging and got caught!).
And on Friday, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will visit Prince Edward Island to discuss further co-operation in agriculture with Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay.
Media captionDairy wars: Why is Trump threatening Canada over milk?
He added: "That's what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did and that comes right from Air Force One". The prime minister, who has said Trump's tariffs were insulting, later retaliated through threatening to impose over $16 billion in retaliatory tariffs on a laundry list of American products.
Noting the president said last week the most important part about his upcoming meeting with Kim Jong-un os "attitude", Heyman argued Trump "has had a really bad attitude with his partners and his allies".
"Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal", he tweeted.
The summit in Canada was deeply divisive and ended with a renewed threat of trade war on Saturday after Trump rejected an attempt to write a consensus statement and bitterly insulted the Canadian host. His tweet plainly states that "our Tariffs [sic] are in response to his of 270% on dairy!"
He concluded: "Sorry, we can not let our friends, or enemies, take advantage of us on Trade anymore".
We have come together to lay out where we agree, to highlight the need to continue to work together to serve the citizens who elected us.
"The withdrawal, so to speak, via tweet is of course. sobering and a bit depressing", German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday in a TV interview. "Canada will not be pushed around by his circus thug bluster", said Charlie Angus of the New Democratic Party.
"This was a hard summit with at times some candid discussions but the conclusion I draw is that it is only through continued dialogue that we can find ways to work together to resolve challenges we face". "This is his style", Paris said. The points of Trump's contention: a declaration on climate change that referenced the Paris Accord, which Trump pulled out of a year ago; and an agreement on decreasing ocean pollution, specifically targeting the plastic industry.
"I've never seen language like this, least of all from subordinates of the president directed at the prime minister of their greatest friend and ally", Mulroney said.
He said, even if Trump did impose auto tariffs, manufacturers would be reluctant to close Canadian plants and shift production south, unless they were convinced the president's protectionist policies were going to survive successive administrations.
"Nothing will get resolved before the November mid-terms".
He suggested that tariffs on autos could be unworkable and would exact a devastating economic price on both sides of the border.