Monday, 18 June, 2018

Donald Trump lashes out at America's key allies

Trump's team accuses Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of stabbing him in the back Trump told Macron EU worse than China on trade
Sammy Stanley | 12 June, 2018, 04:33

President Trump lashed out at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the country's trade relationship with the U.S. Sunday accusing Canada of "charging massive Tariffs" to U.S. businesses.

"Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!" the USA president tweeted.

Britain on Monday urged the United States to honour free-trade commitments made at the G7 summit even after US President Donald Trump rejected a joint communique in a bitter spat over tariffs.

"Canadians are polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around", Mr Trudeau said.

While Ottawa is considering options for retaliatory tariffs against Washington, Canadian citizens have chose to take the matter of retaliating against the United States tariffs on steel and aluminum into their own hands.

Trump called Trudeau "very dishonest and weak" on Twitter on Saturday and then sent Kudlow and trade adviser Peter Navarro to hammer the message home on Sunday morning news shows in an extraordinary assault on a close US ally and neighbor.

"At this moment in our history with our USA neighbours, Canadians need to know that all sides of this House stand united as one", Ramsey said before introducing her motion.

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.

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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. Canada and Mexico are also taking action.

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In a tweet sent Sunday while en route to Singapore, Trump pointed specifically to Canada's 270% tariff on dairy the origin of his frustrations with Canada.

Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila said Sunday that the rift between G7 members at the summit reflects the unpredictability in global political arena, and he hoped the aftermath of the summit would be cleared up quickly. Trudeau pulled a "sophomoric political stunt for domestic consumption" that amounted to "a betrayal", said Kudlow, who appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" and CBS' "Face the Nation".

Trump called the prime minister "dishonest" and "weak" on Twitter, and denounced a joint G7 communiqué that German Chancellor Angela Merkel said affirmed a commitment to "rule-based trade order". "We joined the communique in good faith", Kudlow said. And, overall, the USA has an $8.4 billion surplus with Canada.

President Trump arrived in Singapore on Sunday evening.

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". Welcome to the end of American exceptionalism and the rise of Trump's trade Tantrumism. They accused Trudeau of betraying Trump and stabbing him in the back. "This I've never seen before, nor has anyone else", Mulroney said.

"[Trump] wants to move all of that manufacturing back to the States, [but] we don't have people to actually do this work", Heyman said.

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