Trade dispute has Canadian MPs standing together against US President Donald Trump

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"You can't do that".

Trudeau on Saturday pushed back against Trump's decision to impose stiff tariffs on Canada, vowing not to be "pushed around" by the U.S. The ire directed at the prime minister by Trump and his advisors had confused some trade observers since the comments seemed to be just a reiteration of what the prime minister had said previously and not a personal insult. And while she joined with Mr. Trudeau and other European leaders in opposing the US decision to slap import tariffs on steel and aluminum, she urged continued dialogue.

The United States and Canada are facing a diplomatic and trade crisis as top White House advisers hurled insults at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday morning, accusing him of "stabbing the USA in the back".

The tariffs, as well as Trump's noted opposition to multilateralism, his criticism of Canadian trade barriers and suggestion that the union become the G8 with the inclusion of Russian Federation made for a chaotic lead into the G7 summit.

Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, lashed out at Trudeau as "amateurish" and "sophomoric".

U.S. President Donald Trump's tweet storm after the G7 summit prompted support for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from some prominent conservatives.

"We are being taken advantage of by virtually every one of those countries", Trump said Tuesday of the G-7.

Ms Freeland told reporters that she had met with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Friday and would speak to him later on Sunday, adding that she believes a deal to renew the North American Free Trade Agreement is still possible.

"The picture with Angela Merkel, who I get along with very well, where I'm sitting there like this" - Trump said, crossing his arms - "that picture, I'm waiting for the document because I wanted to see the final document". Perhaps they were trying to show the power they have. "They don't take our farm products", Trump complained at the news conference Tuesday.

The foreign affairs minister will have her work cut out for her as she attempts to see Canada spared from the U.S.'s heavy-handed steel, aluminum and auto tariffs and mend the increasingly frayed relationship between the two countries. May said the USA has already asked about negotiating a trade agreement post-Brexit and she expressed confidence that the United Kingdom government will be able to negotiate a fair arrangement. The U.S. had a trade surplus with Canada of $8.4 billion a year ago, according to the Office of the United States Trade Representative. "$800 billion trade deficit", he said.

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