White House takes up fight against 'back-stabbing' Trudeau

White House takes up fight against 'back-stabbing' Trudeau

White House takes up fight against 'back-stabbing' Trudeau

"Our tariffs are in response to his 270 percent on dairy".

"Very dishonest [and] weak", Trump tweeted. "Americans stand with you, even if our president doesn't".

"Prime Minister Trudeau may reap some political benefit through feuding with President Trump, but by engaging with the president on the terms he has so far, instead of on mutually productive ones, he is imperiling the economic well-being of millions of Canadians and Americans", he added.

"He held a press conference and he said the U.S.is insulting".

The G7 members are Canada, the U.S., U.K. Germany, Italy, Japan and France.

On Saturday, the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) countries - Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States - concluded the two-day summit in the Canadian province of Quebec.

US President Donald Trump who regularly threatens to pull out of NAFTA, insists that Canada and Mexico agree to a sunset clause that would allow a member nation to withdraw after five years.

In response, Canada, Mexico and the European Union said they were putting in place their own retaliatory measures.

On Sunday, key aides to Mr. Trump piled on in USA television interviews, accusing Mr. Trudeau of a "betrayal" and warning there was a "special place in hell" for him. "The prime minister said nothing he hasn't said before - both in public, and in private conversations with the president".

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

"Tariffs are going to come way down because we people can not continue to do that".

"Canada does not conduct its diplomacy through ad hominem attacks. and we refrain particularly from ad hominem attacks when it comes from a close ally", Freeland told reporters in Quebec City on Sunday.

"There remain good reasons to fight for the transatlantic partnership", she said, adding that the current round of trade tariffs that the USA and European Union have imposed on each other did not signal the end of a partnership.

When Mr Trump left Quebec, it was thought that a compromise had been reached, despite the tension and the determination of European leaders Macron and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany to push back against the U.S. president's protectionist policies. "I'll be honest with you, they have no choice", Trump said.

Before the G-7 summit, Trump tussled with Macron over the tariffs.

"I, for one, would definitely cut a deal with the United States after that".

Mr. Trump addressed the subject of global trade during an impromptu news conference at the summit on Saturday, saying that he does not want to see other countries take advantage of the USA over trade.

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