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Donald Trump warns Justin Trudeau over comments made at G7 Summit

12 June 2018

Trump followed up on Sunday with tweets calling free trade with Canada "fools trade" and said Trudeau "acts hurt when called out".

The stern statement prompted nearly immediate backlash from Trump, who abruptly removed the USA from a joint G7 communiqué he had backed just hours earlier "based on Justin's false statements at his news conference and the fact that Canada is charging massive tariffs to our US farmers, workers and companies".

Proponents of the system as it stands say it protects Canadian dairy, egg and chicken farmers from damaging price fluctuations in a manner that's comparable to the way other countries support their agricultural sectors with subsidies. Trudeau also pledged to impose retaliatory tariffs against the USA, and added that Canada "will not be pushed around".

"No one wants to look like they're conceding anything to Trump", said Martha Hall Findlay, a former Liberal MP and leadership candidate who is now president of the Calgary-based Canada West Foundation and a longtime advocate of ending supply management.

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Trump called the prime minister "dishonest" and "weak" on Twitter, and denounced a joint G7 communiqué that German Chancellor Angela Merkel said affirmed a commitment to "rule-based trade order".

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In a tweet, Trump called Trudeau "weak" and "very dishonest."

"So at this summit, we expressed deep disappointment at the unjustified decision of the United States to apply tariffs to steel and aluminum imports".

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Trump departed early from the Quebec meeting Saturday to head to Singapore for his summit with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un . Even so, dialogue with the U.S. president must continue and global partnerships aren't over, she said.

"And that's what bad faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference", he said.

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Navarro came under scrutiny Sunday for bashing Trudeau after the prime minister criticized Trump in the wake of the G-7 summit held in Canada.

The public sniping at a sitting leader of state by White House aides shocked some veteran diplomats.

"To leave Canada the way that we did and to make the statements about a trusted ally like this is just wrong", Flake told reporters, according to ABC News. Keep it behind closed doors.

All lawmakers gave a standing ovation for the government's response to the Trump administration's verbal attacks on Trudeau. The negotiations will either be bilateral or trilateral with Mexico, he said. It was very friendly. "Who picked the fight?"

"That's not what true friends do and I think Peter Navarro ... was spot on".

The fight isn't just with Trudeau and Canada but with the best allies of the U.S., Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California said on CNN. I mean we're the architects of this rules-based, global order on trade and security. "I understand the president was upset".

"I own that, that was my mistake, those were my words".

Donald Trump warns Justin Trudeau over comments made at G7 Summit