Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Worldwide | By Sean Reid

Congress skeptical of Trump's G7 strategy

Congress skeptical of Trump's G7 strategy

Mr Trudeau, in Quebec City for bilateral meetings with non-G7 leaders after the summit, did not respond to reporters' questions as he arrived, but his office pointed to Ms Freeland as the minister responsible for Canada-US relations.

Kudlow said the United States participated in G7 talks and bilateral talks on Nafta in good faith and that Trump had been "charming".

Shortly after Mr. Trudeau said that he was "happy to announce that we have released a joint communique by all seven countries" indicating that the USA was also included, Mr. Trump announced that Washington would reverse its decision and not sign the statement.

"PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that. he 'will not be pushed around.' Very dishonest & weak", he added.

Similarly, Krueger said Trump was unlikely to take the countermeasures lying down and could hit back with more trade restrictions. Mr. Trump said the move would protect domestic producers that were vital to United States security.

Trump administration officials on Sunday accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of stabbing President Trump in the back, blaming him for the president's refusal to endorse a joint statement with other world leaders.

"Canada has already raised cases at the WTO and at NAFTA, and we will retaliate", she said.

Europe's answer must be to stick even closer together, defend its interests and strengthen alliances with countries such as Japan and Canada, Mr Maas said.

Trump announced on Twitter he had made the decision following comments from Trudeau that Canada would move ahead with imposing retaliatory measures on the United States in response to newly imposed tariffs imposed by the U.S. on aluminum and steel.

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US President Donald Trump continued to excoriate his Group of 7 summit allies in a series of tweets from Singapore, where he is due to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a historic summit Tuesday.

After Trump left the G7 gathering in Quebec he lashed out at Trudeau's closing statement, calling him "very dishonest and weak", among other things.

President Donald Trump told French President Emmanuel Macron that the European Union is worse than China on trade during a conversation that portended the tense end to this year's G7 summit. And what did Trudeau do as soon as the plane took off from Canadian airspace?

Asked what Trudeau did that amounted to betrayal, Kudlow criticized the Canadian leader for holding a press conference in which he called US tariffs "insulting".

As well as criticising the tariffs, Mrs May has also opposed Mr Trump's call for Russian Federation to be readmitted to the group of leading industrialised nations. But the president broadsided his allies after leaving the meeting by disavowing a joint statement the U.S. had agreed to, criticising Trudeau and vowing tariffs on cars.

At the same time, Easter said, business owners were expressing support for the Trudeau government in trying to de-escalate what has become a trade war.

"I think there is quite a difference between all the partners". "One of the arguments was that the president can't show weakness, and that what Trudeau did required this robust response otherwise the president would appear to be weak as he flew to Singapore".

"Not to sign a statement of solidarity, which stands for everything that we stand for, is a big mistake", Feinstein said.

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