Published: Mon, June 11, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Donald Trump Slams Justin Trudeau, Calls Him "Dishonest & Weak" Over G7 Verdict

Donald Trump Slams Justin Trudeau, Calls Him

"He did a great disservice to the whole (G-7)", White House Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow told CNN.

Trump's tweets taking aim at the leader of a country that has always been a United States ally came after the President left the G7 summit in Canada to travel to Singapore ahead of a planned diplomatic meeting with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un.

After the conclusion of the G7 summit in Quebec on Sunday, President Donald Trump and his top economic advisers hurled a barrage of insults at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Trump was doing Trudeau a favor by coming to Quebec for the G7 when he "had bigger things on his plate" with the North Korean summit.

He was reacting to Trudeau's declaration that Canadians would "not be pushed around" and would hit back at punishing USA tariffs on metal imports with "equivalent tariffs". He also attacked Trudeau's character, calling the Liberal Party leader meek, weak and dishonest.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she finds President Donald Trump's tweet disavowing a common statement after the Group of Seven summit in Canada "sobering" and "a little depressing".

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Trump has pointed to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's criticism of him as a reason for withdrawing from the consensus statement.

Trudeau, at a news conference at the conclusion of the G-7 summit, said that Canadians are polite, reasonable, but will not be pushed around.

"That's what bad-faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference".

"He was polarizing. He really kind of stabbed us in the back", Kudlow said on CNN's "State of the Union".

Trudeau said he had reiterated to Mr. Trump, who left the G7 meeting before it ended, that tariffs would harm industries and workers on both sides of the U.S.

"President Trump played that process in good faith. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!"

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The pair have been at odds over whether a sunset clause would be included into any renegotiated trade agreement covering the US, Canada and Mexico, with Mr Trudeau insisting no sunset clause would be included and Mr Trump saying hours earlier that negotiators were "pretty close on the sunset provision".

Trudeau said the communique has "strong commitments about the actions we are going to take".

He did him a favour and he was even willing to sign that socialist communique. "He is not going to permit any show of weakness on the trip".

Reacting to Mr Trump's tweets, Mr Trudeau's office said: "We are focused on everything we accomplished here at the summit".

"If the expectation was that a weekend in handsome Charlevoix....was going to transform the president's outlook on trade and the world, then we didn't quite reach that bar", Trudeau said.

Hours after Mr Trump withdrew his support for the joint statement and attacked Mr Trudeau, Mr Kudlow and trade adviser Peter Navarro drove the message home on Sunday morning news shows in an extraordinary assault on a close U.S. ally and neighbour.

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