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PM: G7 was "difficult" as Trump pushes back over Russian Federation and tariffs

President Trump at the Group of Seven summit on June 9 President Trump at the Group of Seven summit on June 9
Melinda Barton | 13 June, 2018, 15:37

"In conveying that message, I used language that was inappropriate and basically lost the power of that message".

United States president Donald Trump retracted the previously agreed upon joint communique endorsing a rule-based trade system, at the very end of the G7 summit last week, accusing the group of seven nations of imposing "massive tariffs" on the US.

She said it had been "a hard summit with, at times, some very candid discussions" and that the United Kingdom would honour its commitments in the joint communique.

May was asked bluntly by Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable what point there was in the G7, but May pointed to a number of achievements made during the summit.

Premier Wade MacLauchlan publicly expressed his support in the legislature for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday, in the wake of the growing U.S. "Kim must not see American weakness".

This came after Trudeau had said that Canada would "move forward with retaliatory measures" starting from July 1 in response to Trump's decision to impose 25 percent trade tariffs on aluminum and steel on its closest allies Canada, Mexico, and the European Union. The response by Donald Trump was a tweet mentioning Trudeau as "dishonest & weak" and his remarks as "false statements".

Bruce Heyman, who was US ambassador to Canada during President Barack Obama's administration, called on Navarro in a tweet to formally apologize to Trudeau for his "insulting and inappropriate remarks". 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.

Heyman waged a campaign on Twitter to persuade Navarro to apologize by saying he was contacting US politicians about his remarks.