Trump trade beef with Canada: Former Canadian prime minister weighs in

Trump trade beef with Canada: Former Canadian prime minister weighs in

Trump trade beef with Canada: Former Canadian prime minister weighs in

Reacting to Trump's tweets, Trudeau's office said: "We are focussed on everything we accomplished here at the summit".

Trade adviser Peter Navarro told "Fox News Sunday" that "there is a special place in hell for any leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy" with Trump. The U.S. president seems to be alluding to a discordance between Justin Trudeau overall temperament during the meeting and his stance on U.S. Tariffs between the neighbouring countries.

The US president, who arrived at the summit in Canada late and left early to fly to Singapore to prepare for his summit with Kim Jong-un, shocked fellow leaders with a bellicose press conference on Saturday in which he attacked the trade policies of other countries.

Last month, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his government would retaliate against Trump's tariffs by imposing import taxes on $12.8 billion worth of US imports in what Canada says its strongest trade action since the World War II.

But Mrs May told the BBC: "I have always said we should engage with Russian Federation but my phrase is "engage but beware".

"Not only is the trade deficit with Canada small, the United States runs a current account surplus with Canada", Harper, who served as head of state from 2006 to 2015, told "Sunday Morning Futures". A Canadian official said the leaders discussed accelerating the pace of the talks.

He said he just wants what's fair for America.

The EU members of the G7 had a special meeting in the margins of the summit to discuss tariffs and the Iran nuclear deal, which Mr Trump also opposes.

Kudlow accused Trudeau of "pouring collateral damage" on the high-stakes talks with North Korea.

"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.

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When pressed on how exactly Trudeau may have betrayed the US, Kudlow revealed that the White House was interpreting Trudeau's comments as a stunt created to threaten Trump's much-anticipated upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this week.

By ordering his representatives to back out of the communique, Trump appeared to be asserting his oft-stated aim of upsetting the status quo whether by pulling out of the global climate accord or the worldwide nuclear deal with Iran or threats to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement.

When Trump left Quebec it was thought that a compromise had been reached, despite the tension and determination of European leaders President Emmanuel Macron of France and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany to push back on Trump's assault on the world trade system.

He added in another tweet shortly after: "Why should I, as President of the United States, allow countries to continue to make Massive Trade Surpluses, as they have for decades, while our Farmers, Workers & Taxpayers have such a big and unfair price to pay?"

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