Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Trump withdraws endorsement of G7 joint statement, slams 'weak' Trudeau

Trump withdraws endorsement of G7 joint statement, slams 'weak' Trudeau

With U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the centre of the dispute, the back and forth has intensified since just before the start of the month - when the Americans imposed hefty steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada. Canada and European leaders were enraged, vowed to retaliate, and delivered a number of jabs at the president ahead of the G7 summit.

"We will not.sign a trade deal that expires every 5 years - that is not a trade deal", Trudeau said.

Trump noted that the other nations know they've been taking advantage of the USA because all they can do is "smile" at him when he brings it up. - "Let's be clear: These tariffs are totally unacceptable..."

Earlier in the day, Trump had said there should be "tariff free" trade between the G-7 nations, though he did not elaborate on how or whether the U.S. would reduce barriers. He threatened to stop all trade with any country that did not lower or even eliminate tariffs.

Normally a conciliatory, charming figure, Justin Trudeau is being forced to transform himself into a kind of "Captain Canada" in order to fight a trade war with Donald Trump that has the potential to be as destructive as it is surprising.

"This week started with @realDonaldTrump boosting a Chinese company identified as a national security threat to the U.S. It ended with him standing up for Russian Federation and alienating our allies at the G7".

Trump focused his conversation with Macron on German trade for about 15 minutes in the one-hour meeting. Canada has all sorts of trade barriers on our Agricultural products.

Kylie Jenner Deletes All Photos of Stormi Webster's Face on Instagram
Jenner captioned the photo, which was a fresh-faced shot of herself with Stormi's curls visible in the frame. The reality star did not confirm that she was pregnant until after she gave birth on February 1.


By any reasonable measure, the administration's actions were part of a complete scorched-earth approach that was unbalanced and irrational and will only worsen an already frayed relationship with Canada. By the time I finish trade talks, that will change. She also said the European Union would "act" against the USA trade measures. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., also called Trudeau's comments a stab in the back to Trump.

President Donald Trump left leaders at G7 Summit angry after he refused to sign the joint statement of world leaders, and accused the European Union for treating the United States as its own "piggy bank".

Earlier that day, Trump also tweeted: "Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the US massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers".

"According to a Canada release, they make nearly 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with United States (guess they were bragging and got caught!)". Look forward to seeing them tomorrow. "Minimum is 17B. Tax Dairy from us at 270%", he wrote in the first of five tweets relating to the weekend's summit.

"They owe you an apology". "Not fair to our farmers!"

The current trade deficits, he said, are the fault of his predecessors. "We will continue to reach out and find people to speak to". We're like the piggybank that everybody is robbing.

His tweets came after he left early from a divisive G7 meeting in Canada.

Microsoft Announce New Halo: Infinite at E3 2018 Conference - Reveal Trailer
The new studio is called The Initiative and is spearheaded by Darrell Gallagher, who has previously worked at Crystal Dynamics. The new game in the Halo series was revealed with a trailer, although sadly no gameplay footage was shown.


The group of seven nations that make up the G7 are Canada, France, the United States, the UK, Germany, Japan and Italy. "The Bernie Sanders element of the Democratic Party doesn't stand for free trade".

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

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 global partners - it could also significantly damage the USA economy.

Mr Trudeau, who had said at the news conference that Canada would retaliate over new U.S. tariffs, did not respond to questions about Mr Trump when the prime minister arrived at a Quebec City hotel on Sunday for meetings with other world leaders. "The Prime Minister reiterated it is unacceptable to include Canada in 232 national security tariffs".

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow accused Trudeau of "betrayal" and said he "stabbed us in the back" with a "sophomoric political stunt". He really actually, you know what?

In response to the 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".

Neymar goal caps impressive Brazil win over feisty Austria
The goal tied Neymar with Brazilian legend Romario for third on the country's all-time goalscoring charts. Following his brilliant effort on Sunday, Neymar now has 55 goals for Brazil not to mention 33 assists.


Like this: