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White House Economic Adviser: Canada's Trudeau 'Stabbed Us In The Back'

G7 summit Donald Trump lashes out at America's key allies White House Economic Adviser: Canada's Trudeau 'Stabbed Us In The Back'
Melinda Barton | 10 June, 2018, 22:44

Trump infuriated his G7 allies recently by slapping them with the hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum - a move that prompted Canada and the European Union to threaten duties of their own. I've worked with him in good faith getting through a good communique on Friday and Saturday.

Briefing reporters immediately before cutting short his stay at the conference in Quebec and heading to Singapore for a nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Trump firmly denied the G7 meeting had been contentious.

The PM also said she had spoken to Mr Trump "briefly" at the summit about his upcoming visit to the UK.

The summit came during an ongoing trade dispute with China and served as a precursor to the unprecedented meeting with Kim, in which Trump has sought to extend a hand to the Asian autocrat who has long bedeviled the global order. The language, however, was strong, he added.

Some Twitter users did not agree with Bolton's opinion, criticizing Trump's policies and the way his administration deals with USA allies.

"If they retaliate, they're making a mistake", Mr. Trump said.

He added: "The relationship that I've had with the leaders of these countries - I would really rate it, on a scale of zero to 10, I would rate it a 10".

"Of course it was, in large part, " Kudlow said.

She added: "As a champion of free trade the United Kingdom will continue to support these efforts". "They have no choice".

"It's going to change", he said.

On Saturday, Mr Trump arrived late for the first working session on gender equality but Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau forged ahead with opening remarks without him, commenting wryly about "stragglers". John McCain (R-Ariz.) criticized President Donald Trump's foreign policy with a message of allegiance to the United States' allies on behalf of Americans. Canadians, he said, "will not be pushed around".

Should the NAFTA talks fail, Trump repeated that the United States would consider separate bilateral trade deals with Canada and Mexico.

As well as criticising the tariffs, Mrs May also opposed Mr Trump's call for Russian Federation to be readmitted to the group of leading industrialised nations. "I think it would be an asset to have Russian Federation back in".

Become a CHN patron for as little as $5 per month to help us keep bringing you the most in-depth coverage of climate politics and underreported stories from around the world. "We're not looking to play games", Trump said.

In response to Trump's tweets on Saturday, Trudeau's office contended that the Canadian leader said nothing he had not said previously "both in public and in private conversations" with Trump. "It's in everyone's interests".

The source said: "We should remind ourselves why the G8 became the G7 - it was after Russian Federation illegally annexed Crimea".

"Crimea was let go during the Obama administration. You know, it's like the gig is up".

The summit came in the wake of Trump announcing steel and aluminum tariffs on US allies. "He's going to do something very positive for his people, for himself, his family".

The G7 leaders also discussed the issue of uncontrolled migration and the threat it poses to national security. The act was deemed so aggressive that other leaders kicked Russian Federation out of the group and canceled an upcoming summit in Russian Federation.