Former PM Mulroney says Trump rage at Trudeau a passing storm

The G7 Summit runs from 8 to 9 June in Charlevoix Canada

"Canadians are polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around", Mr Trudeau said.

President Donald Trump threw the G-7 summit into disarray Saturday, tweeting that the USA was pulling back its endorsement of the group's communique in part because of what he called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's "false statements" at a news conference. He claims these unfair trade practices cost American jobs and somehow create a national security risk by weakening producers. According to Trudeau, he told the president that Canadians may be polite and reasonable but they will not be pushed around and that his nation doesn't "relish" putting tariffs on US goods and services but is willing to do so.

He said Mr Trudeau was "very dishonest and weak" and "acts hurt when called out".

"That means [those jobs] are at stake if we start to close up the border between Canada and the U.S. But I do acknowledge President Trump doesn't always let facts get in the way". "And Justin. And I said, "Oh that's nice, Justin's giving a" - And then he talked about how they won't be bullied. He didn't do that to my face, what's this all about?'"

Mr Navarro said Mr Trump "did the courtesy to Justin Trudeau to travel up to Quebec for that summit".

President Trump exited the G-7 summit like no president before him, blasting an allied head of state and torpedoing a joint communiqué. As per a CNN report, on the conclusion of the G7 summit, Kudlow said that the United States had planned to sign the joint G7 communique until Trudeau made certain statements countering the economic interests of the United States.

"Trump addressed the fight with Trudeau during a press conference following the North Korea summit, suggesting average Canadians will pay the price".

Asked if the administration will respect decisions from the World Trade Organization on tariffs, Kudlow said that "international multilateral organizations are not going to determine American policy".

Canada is facing penalties of 25 per cent on Canadian steel and 10 per cent on aluminum, but Ries says there's still hope no tariffs will be imposed.

European officials said Trump had tried to water down the language in the draft communique on the WTO and rules-based trade. Trump aired grievances with each of the G7 members during the summit.

As Trump heads to Canada for this week's meeting of the G7 Group of Nations, the general consensus is that this is more like a G6 plus one- with the U.S. under Trump the odd country out.

Trump also said he might double down on import tariffs by hitting the sensitive auto industry, throwing the G7's efforts to show a united front into disarray.

U.S. trade advisor Peter Navarro, speaking on "Fox News Sunday", reinforced that message.



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