Trump Withdraws Endorsement Of G-7 Communique Over Trudeau Statements

Monday, 11 Jun, 2018

There, Trudeau repeated his earlier description of United States trade tariffs as "insulting" and vowed retaliatory measures would come in July.

President Donald Trump talks with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the Women's Entrepreneurship Finance event at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, Saturday, July 8, 2017.

Trump, who argues his tariffs are meant to protect United States industry and workers from unfair global competition, told reporters he had suggested to the other G7 leaders that all trade barriers, including tariffs and subsidies, be eliminated.

The G7 summit included ample discussion on NAFTA - Trump said any new agreement will include some kind of sunset clause, which would kill the deal after five years unless all three countries agree to change or renew it. Trudeau repeated that Canada won't accept a sunset clause.

"We strive to reduce tariff barriers, non-tariff barriers and subsidies", the statement said.

On bringing Russian Federation back into the G7: "I think it would be an asset to have Russian Federation back in". -Canada border. Trudeau told reporters that imposing retaliatory measures "is not something I relish doing" but that he wouldn't hesitate to do so because "I will always protect Canadian workers and Canadian interests". Instead, it ended in a war of words between Trump and the leader of one of the United States' largest trading partners that threatened to escalate into a full-blown trade war.

The group of seven nations that make up the G7 are Canada, France, the USA, the UK, Germany, Japan and Italy. We're like the piggy bank that everybody is robbing.

The G7 summit, held in La Malbaie, Quebec province, also covered such issues as relations with Russian Federation.

He said Trump "did the courtesy to Justin Trudeau to travel up to Quebec for that summit".

These tariffs, they told Trump, would hurt everyone.

Bashing the leader of one of America's venerable allies, the White House escalated its trade tirade and leveled more withering and unprecedented criticism Sunday against Canada's prime minister, branding Justin Trudeau a back-stabber unworthy of President Donald Trump's time.

Leaders from Canada and the United Kingdom rejected Trump's call to bring Russia back, saying Russian President Vladimir Putin would have to make major changes to be welcomed back. I think they are starting to be committed to a much more fair trade situation for the United States, because it has been treated very, very unfairly....

The president also drew flak for his calls to reinstate Russian Federation into the group. The country was expelled after its annexation of Crimea in 2014.

The President bragged he would know within a minute of meeting North Korea's dictator on June 12 whether it was possible to get a nuclear deal.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSchumer: Trump "turning our foreign policy into an global joke" Senators, use your cancelled summer recess to pass pro-life bills Trump knocks Schumer's advice after he warns against "seat of the trousers negotiating" MORE (D-N.Y.) took a jab at Trump by condemning his earlier calls for Russian Federation to be reinstated in the group.