G-7 summit with Trump was a ‘sobering’ experience, Merkel says

G-7 summit with Trump was a ‘sobering’ experience, Merkel says

President Donald Trump's chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow and his trade adviser Peter Navarro blasted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday for "betraying" the United States and engaging in "bad faith diplomacy" at this week's fractious G7 summit.

He said the move was based on Mr Trudeau's "false statements. and the fact that Canada is charging massive tariffs to our USA farmers, workers and companies".

The United States and Canada are facing a diplomatic and trade crisis as top White House advisers hurled insults at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday morning, accusing him of "stabbing the U.S. in the back".

Trump administration members continued a war of words with a traditional USA ally Sunday, accusing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of stabbing the president's team in the back.

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 United States would reduce barriers. He also called Trudeau "very dishonest" and "weak".

Navarro appeared slightly enraged about Trudeau's remarks.

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Speaking in her first interview since the G7 summit in Canada, the chancellor said the European Union would continue preparing countermeasures to USA metal tariffs. "He really kind of stabbed us in the back". Shortly after that statement was published online, Trump complained about comments made by Trudeau and revoked his support.

"As far as this retaliation goes, the American press needs to do a much better job of what the Canadians are getting ready to do because it's nothing short of an attack on our political system and it's nothing short of Canada trying to raise its high protectionist barriers even higher on things like maple syrup and other goods", he said. He said that Canada has to stand up for itself. Accusing Trudeau of making "false statements" and calling him "dishonest and weak", Trump also launched a Twitter tirade, just minutes after a joint communiqué approved by Group of Seven allies leaders was published.

In an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union," Kudlow argued that Trudeau's critique amounted to a betrayal of the G7, as well as the U.S.

Over the course of the summit, the President pushed the narrative that the U.S.is a victim of a trade imbalance, though European leaders rejected these claims. "And that's what bad faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference".

In his news conference, Mr Trudeau had spoken of retaliatory measures that Canada would take next month in response to Mr Trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminium imports.

The two-day G7 summit that began on Friday, was held in La Malbaie, Quebec province. And add to that the fact that the USA pays close to the entire cost of NATO-protecting many of these same countries that rip us off on Trade (they pay only a fraction of the cost-and laugh!).

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