Delivered a warning to America’s trading partners not to counter his decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
Canadá.- Lashing out at the longtime U.S. ally and northern neighbor, President Donald Trump tweeted that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is “dishonest & weak” and that the U.S. was pulling back its endorsement of the G-7 summit’s communique in part because of what he called Trudeau’s “false statements” at a news conference.
In an extraordinary set of tweets aboard Air Force One, on its way to Singapore for Tuesday’s summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, Trump threw the G-7 summit into disarray Saturday and threatened to escalate his trade war just as Canada released the G-7’s official commuBased on the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our farmers, workers and companies. I have instructed not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!” Donald Trump US president White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow, left, and National Security Adviser John Bolton look on as Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the G-7 summit. Its statement took a generally positive view of the leaders’ positions on trade matters while acknowledging tensions with the U.S.
A few hours earlier, Trudeau had told reporters that all seven leaders had come together to sign the joint declaration. Trump tweeted: “Based on Justin’s false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!”. He followed up by tweeting: “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, “US Tariffs were kind of insulting” and he “will not be pushed around.” Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!”.
"In a statement, a spokesman for Trudeau did not address Trump’s insults. “We are focused on everything we accomplished here at the #G7 summit,” spokesman Cameron Ahmad said. “The Prime Minister said nothing he hasn’t said before, both in public, and in private conversations with the President.” Trump’s personal attack on Trudeau is unprecedented in the countries’ longstanding relationship.