Monday, 25 June, 2018

Trump refuses to endorse G-7 communique, threatens Canada with more tariffs

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White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow accused Trudeau of betraying Trump with "polarizing" statements on trade policy that risked making the USA leader look weak ahead of a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Hours before he boarded Air Force One to fly to Quebec for the G7 meeting, U.S. President Donald Trump launched a series of fresh salvos at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and called on Russian Federation to be readmitted to the exclusive club of leading industrial nations.

Following Trudeau's comments regarding the communique, the Canadian leader said "strong, firm conversations on trade and specifically American tariffs" took placed at the G-7 meeting.

"We are focused on everything we accomplished here at the #G7 summit", spokesman Cameron Ahmad said.

Trudeau also said that Canada will go ahead with retaliatory tariffs from July 1, according to CNN.

His comments were reported by CTV.

TRUMP SOT: "We're going to deal with the unfair trade practices".

Trump, who repeated that his tariffs are meant to protect USA industry and workers from unfair worldwide competition, told reporters he had suggested to the other G7 leaders that all trade barriers, including tariffs and subsidies, be eliminated.

Fox Business contributors James Freeman and Kristina Partsinevelos discuss President Trump's upcoming meeting with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un and the president's recently imposed tariffs.

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Insulting the host, alienating allies and threatening to suspend business with other countries: President Donald Trump was in full trade-warrior form for the weekend summit of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies in Canada.

The Trump administration announced two weeks ago that it would investigate whether auto imports hurt US national security, the first step toward tariffs similar to the ones he imposed on steel and aluminium imports last week.

'This isn't just G7.

"The American President may not mind being isolated, but neither do we mind signing a 6 country agreement if need be", French Prime Minister, Emmanuel Macron tweeted in response. The noise of Trump's helicopter landing was so loud they had to stop talking for a while, in a scene one official compared to the opening from the US television series M.A.S.H. On Saturday, Trump said again that he might pursue separate trade pacts with Canada and Mexico instead of a continuing with a three-country NAFTA deal.

Trump's backing out of the joint communique torpedoed what appeared to be a fragile consensus on a trade dispute between Washington and its top allies.

He said Trump "did the courtesy to Justin Trudeau to travel up to Quebec for that summit". Trudeau rejected the idea. "We're like the piggy bank that everybody is robbing and that ends". "We are open to dialogue, but that does not mean transforming a defined process, linked to the implementation of the Minsk accords", he said.

This, he suggested, could involve "a check in and a renewal".

Officials say Canada and Mexico have proposed member nations gather every five years to review the treaty.

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