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G7 allies confront Trump with trade numbers in tense summit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a meeting at the G7 Leaders Summit in La Malbaie Que. on Friday Trump considering separate NAFTA deals? | Apparel Industry News
Deanna Wagner | 14 June, 2018, 14:14

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she expected "difficult discussions" at the summit while Canada and Mexico already have retaliated against a range of USA exports and the European Union has promised to do so as well, raising the specter of a tit-for-tat escalation. As Trump flew from the summit with US allies to a planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, he lashed out at Trudeau for what he said were his "false statements" at a news conference and said the USA would not endorse the G7 communique, a negotiated statement on shared priorities among the group.

In response to initial tweets critical of her country and prime minister, Canada's foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, said her nation "does not conduct its diplomacy through ad hominem attacks". He tweeted a comment which directly referenced Navarro's. "President Trump made President Trump look unstable, erratic and thin-skinned".

President Donald Trump's fight with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau not only threatens to unravel the US's relationship with one of its oldest worldwide partners - it could also significantly damage the United States economy. "All Justin Trudeau had to do was take the win", Navarro said.

Trudeau had said after Trump's exit that Canada would retaliate against USA tariffs.

President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the G20 summit a year ago.

About that meeting, Trump said "within the first minute, I'll know" whether the North Korean leader wants to negotiate seriously with the US.

President Donald Trump took more swipes at Canada and its prime minister over trade issues as he settled in for a summit with North Korea in Singapore, contending that "Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal".

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"Eyebrow gate" may well have been thanks to lighting at the press conference or pictures taken at a unusual angle-but that hasn't stopped speculation about Trudeau's possibly fake eyebrows online, with Twitter loving the odd images. If it is fake, I have little hope for Canada while he is in charge. "The six other nations of the G7 represent a market that is larger than the American market", Macron said.

The announcement put Trump in a rage and he branded the Canadian PM as "dishonest and weak" and accused him of stabbing the U.S. "I had a very good meeting with the G-7".

European Council President Donald Tusk, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Donald Trump and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pose during a family photo at the G7 Summit in the Charlevoix city of La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018.

But the criticism left a former Canadian prime minister, Stephen Harper, stumped.

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is a deal signed by Canada, Mexico, and the USA, creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America. We will stand by them and anyone who would depart from them, once their back was turned, shows their incoherence and inconsistency.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he hoped Trump would reconsider policies such as the recent increase in tariffs on steel and aluminum from Europe, China, Mexico, Canada and elsewhere.