Published: Mon, June 11, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

The best reactions to viral Merkel, Trump G7 photo

The best reactions to viral Merkel, Trump G7 photo

Joint ideas and compromises on trade and joint ideas and compromises to strengthen the bonds between the world's top industrialized nations.

At his closing G7 news conference, Trudeau once again refers to the national-security premise behind the tariffs as "kind of insulting" and then explains Canada's retaliation - "I have made it very clear to the president that it is not something we relish doing, but it is something that we absolutely will do because Canadians are polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around". Trump tweeted that Trudeau was "very dishonest & weak".

The attack on a longtime ally and its leader drew sharp criticism.

In return, Mr Trump made the French president his guest at his first White House state dinner, after which the U.S. president said of his visitor: "I like him a lot".

The fight isn't just with Trudeau and Canada but with the best allies of the US, Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California said on CNN.

President Trump left the meeting half-way, warning the G7 nations that if they don't remove trade barriers with the USA, they will face consequences. Right after leaving the meet and Canada, Trump tweeted, "Justin acts hurt when called out!".

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

Kudlow also insisted that Trudeau's remarks were created to make America look weak as Trump flies to Singapore for his meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

"There are always irritants in relationships", Pompeo said, adding that without partners like Canada, "we wouldn't be in this place, we wouldn't have this diplomatic opportunity" with the North. Big trade barriers against US farmers, and other businesses, will finally be broken. Trudeau's office, in turn, said what the Canadian leader said on Saturday was nothing new. "That will not stand". But the Canadian prime minister still said a few things that didn't go down well inside Air Force One.

U.S. President Donald Trump turned both barrels - or Tweeting thumbs - on Canada and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the weekend with a series of hostile tweets following the meeting of G-7 leaders in Quebec. Freeland later told reporters that "we don't think that's a useful or productive way to do business".

The United States, Canada and Mexico have been in months of negotiations to rework NAFTA, which President Donald Trump says harms his country.

And Roland Paris, a former foreign policy adviser to Trudeau, jabbed at Trump on Twitter: "Big tough guy once he's back on his airplane". Can't do it in person. In an in-depth interview with German broadcaster ARD, she said that the European Union would follow in the footsteps of Canada and come up with counter-measures to levy tariffs on the 28-member bloc. Speaking on the condition of anonymity a Canadian official told national broadcaster CBC that not only had Trudeau made these remarks prior to the meeting, on US television last week, he had also informed Trump of his position before he went on air.

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