Trump trade adviser: ‘Special place in hell’ for Trudeau

Monday, 11 Jun, 2018

Trudeau, in Quebec City for bilateral meetings with non-G7 leaders after the summit, did not comment as he arrived.

"Then (Canadian Prime Minister) Justin (Trudeau) acts hurt when called out!"

Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," White House trade adviser Peter Navarro echoed Kudlow's comments and said Trudeau's post-conference comments were in bad faith.

Kudlow said Kim must not see "American weakness" on the eve of the Tuesday summit. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who also attended the summit, told German public television that she found Trump's tweet disavowing the G-7 statement "sobering" and "a little depressing".

Europe will implement counter-measures against United States tariffs on steel and aluminium just like Canada, German chancellor Angela Merkel said, voicing regret about Mr Trump's decision to withdraw support for the communique.

But Mr. Trudeau also said it was "kind of insulting" the US had imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum under the guise of national security, noting Canadians stood "shoulder to shoulder" with Americans in overseas wars.

Trudeau added: "Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around".

The US President addressed the subject of worldwide trade during an impromptu news conference at the summit Saturday, saying that he did not want to see other countries take advantage of the US over trade.

French President Emmanuel Macron said worldwide co-operation could not be "dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks".

Mr. Trudeau said on Saturday during a news conference that Canada will "move forward with retaliatory measures" on July 1 in response to the Trump administration's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Canada, the European Union and Mexico.

After leaving the summit, President Donald Trump tweeted that he'd instructed USA officials not to endorse a joint statement with the other six member nations.

"That's what matters", he wrote. "It is essentially double crossing", Kudlow told CNN's Jake Tapper.

French President Emmanuel Macron's office issued a statement that warned "international co-operation can not be dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks". We are sticking to them and whoever reneges on them is showing incoherence and inconsistency.

The announcement and Trump's planned tariffs have also put him on a collision course with Trudeau, leader of another key U.S. ally. Trump had backed the statement just hours before. Trump said in a second tweet. "Trudeau stuck our president in the back and that will not stand". Joint ideas and compromises on trade and joint ideas and compromises to strengthen the bonds between the world's top industrialized nations. "We make commitments and keep to them", a statement from the French presidency quoted by AFP news agency said.

"We strive to reduce tariff barriers, non-tariff barriers and subsidies", the statement said, which came despite Washington appearing intent on taking more punitive steps on trade. The non-factual part of this is - they have enormous tariffs. Merkel, whose nation is a G-7 member, also said the European Union would "act" against the US trade measures, which European leaders regard as going against the rules of the World Trade Organization. "When I'm telling them, they're smiling at me". "You know, here's the thing".

"We protect Europe (which is good) at great financial loss, and then get unfairly clobbered on Trade", he said. The document also supports strong health systems, advancing gender equality, ending sexual and gender-based violence, as well as efforts to create a more peaceful world and combat climate change.