Canada Trade: Trudeau Open To Compromise On Disputed NAFTA Sunset Clause

Donald Trump at the White House before leaving for the G7 Summit

France warned Sunday that "fits of anger" could not dictate worldwide cooperation after US President Donald Trump abruptly rejected a joint statement agreed following a bad-tempered G7 summit in Canada.

Trump cited a press conference held by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as the reason for his about face, and senior advisers to the President matched Trump's rhetoric in Sunday show appearances, calling Trudeau's typically mild-mannered remarks a "betrayal", and saying there was a "special place in hell" for leaders like him. Trudeau told reporters that the statement was supported by every member, but Trump's Twitter message Saturday withdrew USA support for the communique.

"I highlighted directly to the president that Canadians did not take it lightly that the United States has moved forward with significant tariffs", said Trudeau.

The Canadian prime minister's office responded to Trump's tweets accusing Trudeau of "false statements" on Saturday, saying that the Prime Minister said nothing during the G7 summit that he had not said previously.

As Justin Trudeau fielded questions from reporters during a press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday, the attentions of those watching live drifted to a seemingly drooping left eyebrow.

Explaining the USA president's actions, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said that Trudeau "really kind of stabbed us in the back". He did him a favor and he was even willing to sign that socialist communique.

President Donald Trump is having quite the weekend. "That will not stand".

Hours after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Saturday that all G-7 nations had agreed to sign on to the communique, Trump rebuked the Canadian leader via Twitter. "He didn't attack [President Trump] in any way, other than restate Canada would retaliate for tariffs".

Navarro called Trudeau's comments "nothing short of an attack on our political system".

He tied the White House's bitter response to concerns the president now appeared weak going into high-stake discussions with Kim Jong Un.

British Prime Minister Theresa May, who also attended the G7 summit in Canada, stood with Trudeau on the issue of trade. "[Trudeau] can't put Trump in a position of being weak going into the North Korean talks with Kim".

Larry Kudlow said Mr. Trump negotiated in good faith with fellow global powers in Quebec.

The White House advisers may be laying the groundwork to blame Trudeau if the meeting with the North Korean leader is unsuccessful.

Earlier while still in Quebec, Trump said he wants to make a deal on NAFTA, and he's open to working with the current pact or striking separate agreements with Canada and Mexico - as long as they agree to renegotiate every five years. He said USA representatives will examine the tariffs on automobiles coming into the country and bemoaned the Canadian tariffs that affect American companies and farmers.

Clearly, Mr. Trump saw things differently.

Before leaving for Singapore, Trump had delivered a stark warning to America's trading partners not to counter his decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

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