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War of words erupts between U.S. and G7 allies

11 June 2018, 06:21 | Marta Robbins

Trump says US not to endorse G7 communique

Donald Trump withdraws endorsement of G7 joint statement, slams Trudeau

She conceded in an interview on German public television Sunday that the meeting's outcome "wasn't a great thing".

Asked about Trump's tweets and the future of the G7 late Saturday during a photo op in La Malbaie, Trudeau declined to respond to several questions.

The US president also repeated his call for Vladimir Putin to join the other leaders around the summit table.

Merkel said the G7 leaders had agreed to review their trade ties and assess the scope of existing tariffs to avoid further trade barriers.

Trump's tweets about not signing the communique were sent while he was traveling to Singapore ahead of a planned diplomatic meeting with North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un.

"They are simply not playing fair - dishonest, weak", Navarro said, echoing some of the same words Trump used in his tweets.

The G7 summit came after the Trump administration decided last week to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union (EU), Canada and Mexico, which has drawn strong opposition from the domestic business community and quick retaliation from major U.S. trading partners. That was a part of Trudeau's mistake.

Speaking on US broadcaster Fox News, US trade adviser Peter Navarro blamed Canada for the disastrous ending to the G7 summit.

"He really kind of stabbed us in the back", Kudlow said.

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Canada's foreign minister Chrystia Freeland said her country "does not conduct its diplomacy through ad hominem attacks".

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

While he's taken a tougher stance on traditional US allies, Trump - who remains under investigation as part of an inquiry into potential collusion between his presidential campaign and the Kremlin - has charted a warmer course with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump was heading into a bigger controversy over trade as other G7 leaders, including host Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, have been angered over Washington's imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from allies including Canada and the European Union.

A few hours earlier, Trudeau had told reporters that all seven leaders had come together to sign the joint declaration.

Trudeau said he had reiterated to Trump, who left the G-7 meeting before it ended, that tariffs would harm industries and workers on both sides of the U.S.

The president "is not going to let a Canadian prime minister push him around ... on the eve of this", top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on CNN's "State of the Union".

Russian Federation plays an important role in the settlement of crises in Ukraine and Syria, as well as in the process of disarmament across the world, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday.

Bizarrely, Trump admitted that he levied the tariffs in response to Canadian dairy protections - not for security reasons - and yet he called Trudeau a liar.



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