White House adviser says Canada's Trudeau 'stabbed us in the back'

Jun 11, 2018, 11:01
White House adviser says Canada's Trudeau 'stabbed us in the back'

G7 leaders demanded today that Russian Federation stop what they described as attempts to undermine democracy as they closed the door on Moscow's readmission to the club. French President Emmanuel Macron said members of the global organization will stand behind Trump in his efforts to promote the denuclearization of the peninsula.

"Day two of the G7 summit in Canada: spontaneous meeting between two working sessions." . She also praised the joint statement itself as a "laboriously negotiated" document.

"Very dishonest & weak", Trump said, adding that recently imposed U.S. tariffs on imports of Canadian steel and aluminium were in response to similar measures imposed on American dairy products by Canada. I think it would be good for the world.

Trump was heading into a bigger controversy over trade as other G7 leaders, including host Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, have been angered over Washington's imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from allies including Canada and the European Union.

In the wide-ranging interview, Merkel repeated her support for a European asylum system, saying she was counting Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz to make headway on the proposal during his country's EU presidency, which begins in July. In an echo of Cold War meetings on neutral ground, Austria is encouraging the USA to hold a summit in Vienna, a White House official said last week. Tell us in the comment section below.

Merkel said she was open to Trump's idea of eliminating tariffs between G7 members, but that such a goal would require intense negotiations and "take a long time".

Alluding to the tensions as he sat with Macron on Friday, Trump said: "We've had, really, a very good relationship, very special".

"There are still good reasons to continue our fight [aimed at keeping close transatlantic partnership], even though we can not just rely on it anymore", she added.

"Trump came late, he's leaving early and he gave no ground whatsoever", Al Jazeera's John Hendren, reporting from Quebec, said.

Yet after leaving the summit, Trump tweeted that he would instruct U.S. officials not to endorse the G7 statement, after objecting to comments from summit host Trudeau.

Trump called Trudeau "meek and mild" and "dishonest and weak" in a tweet for his stance on tariffs. He says that we are the problem with tariffs.

During his press conference on Saturday, Trump warned foreign countries not to retaliate against the USA tariffs.

Trump threatened that the United States will stop trading with countries that maintain tariffs on his country's exports, particularly in the agricultural sector, and that he has launched the idea of eliminating all trade duties, because "ultimately that's what you want".

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