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There's a odd new conspiracy theory about Justin Trudeau's 'fake eyebrows'

There's a odd new conspiracy theory about Justin Trudeau's 'fake eyebrows' There's a odd new conspiracy theory about Justin Trudeau's 'fake eyebrows'
Nellie Chapman | 11 June, 2018, 20:58

Peter Navarro, Trump's strongest advocate of protectionism, ratcheted up the rhetoric on Fox News Sunday, saying, "There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door".

Trump responded to the Canadian prime minster's news conference by tweeting that because of Trudeau's statement, he would not sign the communique that the G-7 nations had drafted at the summit.

What caused the rift?

Trump is set to meet with the North's leader, Kim Jong Un, on Tuesday in Singapore in the first-ever summit between sitting leaders of the USA and North Korea.

"In a matter of seconds, you can destroy trust with 280 Twitter characters", German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said when asked about Mr Trump's U-turn, adding it would take much longer to rebuild lost trust.

Bashing the leader of one of America's venerable allies, the White House escalated its trade tirade and leveled more withering and unprecedented criticism Sunday against Canada's prime minister, branding Justin Trudeau a back-stabber unworthy of President Trump's time.

"Canadians are polite and reasonable but we will not be pushed around", Trudeau told reporters on Saturday.

"I would rather see Russian Federation in the G8 as opposed to the G7", Trump said at a press conference on the sidelines of a G7 summit in Charlevoix, Canada.

The president did not specify which exact remarks he considered to be false.

Tell me one specific policy proposal that paragraph contains.

Japan's Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasutoshi Nishimura, who briefed reporters after the first day of the summit, admitted that there "were lots of critical comments" about the USA metal tariffs.

Trudeau's eyebrow supposedly "falls off" in the middle of a news conference, yet the Canadian PM doesn't acknowledge or react to it (even though it would certainly be a moment of supreme embarrassment for him), he is never seen "reattaching" his eyebrow, and he continues to talk on camera for several more minutes without his eyebrows coming (further) unglued.

Prior to Trump's pullout, all G-7 nations agreed to a joint reaffirmation of "free, fair, and mutually beneficial trade and investment".

Trump tweeted "Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal".

"According to a Canada release, they make nearly 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with USA (guess they were bragging and got caught!)".

On June 7 - the eve of Trudeau's G7 summit - Trump sends out another missive - "Prime Minister Trudeau is being so indignant, bringing up the relationship that the USA and Canada had over the many years and all sorts of other things. but he doesn't bring up the fact that they charge us up to 300% on dairy - hurting our Farmers, killing our Agriculture!"

What did Donald, Angela, Emmanuel, Justin, and the rest of gang accomplish, then, when they briefly set aside the bombast aimed, of course, not at their colleagues but their voters back home?

Abe stressed the unity of members in support of fair trade, while refraining from directly repeating Japan's concern about the US levies, during the two-day summit through Saturday in the Charlevoix region of Quebec.

Media captionDairy wars: Why is Trump threatening Canada over milk? "He didn't attack [President Trump] in any way, other than restate Canada would retaliate for tariffs".

The situation only got messier from there, particularly in the leadup to, during and right after the G7 leaders' summit.

At the moment, the European Union targets US -built cars with a 10-percent tariff, while the United States distinguishes between vans or pickup trucks and other cars.

Trump is seeking additional tariffs of as much as 25 percent on automobile imports, up from 2.5 percent, in a move that, if realized, could deal a huge blow to major auto exporters Japan and Germany. "We must put the American worker first!" he later wrote.

Minutes after the publication on Saturday of the joint communique that was approved by all the leaders in the G7 bloc - US, France, Germany, Japan, Britain, Italy and Canada - Trump announced on Twitter that he was retracting his support.