Trump ‘destroys trust’ with G7 tweets: Germany

Sergio Conner
June 11, 2018

Trump accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of making "false statements", and said the USA is looking into automobile tariffs.

Mr. Trump's tweets taking aim at the leader of a country that has always been a United States ally came after the President left the G7 summit in Canada to travel to Singapore ahead of a planned diplomatic meeting with North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un, CNN reported.

Mr. Trump called Trudeau "dishonest & weak" after Trudeau said at a news conference that Canada would retaliate for new us tariffs.

Trudeau announced on Saturday that all G7 members had endorsed the joint communique; however, he noted that the USA tariffs are "insulting" and Canada "will not be pushed around".

Trump also said he was going to pursue an investigation that could push up tariffs on foreign auto imports and appeared to tie that to what he viewed as unfair dairy tariffs imposed by Canada.

Trudeau says the U.S., Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Japan figured out "consensus language" they could all agree to.

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland: "Canada does not conduct its diplomacy through ad hominem attacks".

"I have made it clear to [President Trump] that it is not something we relish doing, but it is something that we absolutely will do", Trudeau said.

Trump's trade adviser Peter Navarro also lashed out on Sunday at Trudeau's statements, saying they represent "bad faith".

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However, the US president said that after his departure to Singapore the prime minister said that "US Tariffs were kind of insulting" and he "will not be pushed around".

The freakish aftermath of the G-7 summit in Quebec was a political calculation, meant to show muscularity in advance of the historic summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, one of those advisers acknowledged Sunday.

Donald Trump accused the summit's chairman Justin Trudeau of dishonesty.

Justin Trudeau and President Trump participate in the working session at the G7 summit on Friday. "Canadians are polite, we are reasonable, but we will also not be pushed around".

Donald Trump threw insults at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Twitter after rejecting the G7 summit statement on Saturday. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) asked on Twitter whether the USA was "executing Putin's diplomatic and national security strategy or AMERICA's diplomatic and national security strategy?"

President Trump withdrew from a joint statement with G7 allies on trade because he needed to show toughness before his historic negotiations with Kim Jong Un, according to his chief economic adviser.

Krishnamoorthi, who represents Illinois' 8th District, said Trudeau's comments will only hurt the long-term relationship between the United States and Canada.

Follow his statement, Trump and several of his advisors went on the attack, citing similar talking points.

As a result, the US did not participate in discussions created to tackle climate change and the removal of plastics from the world's oceans. In a pair of tweets, Trump slammed Trudeau for being inconsistent and announced that the USA would not sign the joint statement. We can't pose a security threat to the United States, and I know that Americans understand that.

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