White House takes up fight against 'back-stabbing' Trudeau
Jun 11 2018 by Desiree Burns
"PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that. he 'will not be pushed around.' Very dishonest & weak", he added.
When Mr Trump's tweets withdrawing support from the G7 statement hit on Sunday, the Prime Minister's office said Mr Trudeau had not said anything in his closing news conference he has not said to the US President before.
President Trump started his day in Singapore on Monday where he blasted the Canadian Prime Minister and slammed North Atlantic Treaty Organisation just after meeting with the USA allies at the G7 in Quebec.
Mr Trump's looming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un heightened tension, and White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow accused Mr Trudeau of betraying Mr Trump with "polarising" statements on trade policy that risked making the United States leader look weak on the eve of the historic North Korea summit.
When pressed on how exactly Trudeau may have betrayed the US, Kudlow revealed that the White House was interpreting Trudeau's comments as a stunt created to threaten Trump's much-anticipated upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this week. But that didn't stop the Twitteratis from drawing inferences about the kind of "power dynamics" was at play at the Summit, where Trump seemed to not be in sync with the rest of the United States allies, as was perhaps evident by his decision to not endorse the joint statement.
But Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday on ABC's "This Week", "I'm not so sure John's right about where America is on trade".
Trump's stinging critique - while technically accurate - obscures the larger trade relationship between the two countries.
In eye of storm, scant news of Trump summit in North Korea
Dismantling a secret nuclear arsenal built up over decades would take several years and be extremely hard to check, they say. The US president was the first of the G7 leaders to leave the summit in Canada where he briefed his peers on the meeting.
In response to Mr Trump's decision to withhold USA support for the summit conclusions, a senior United Kingdom government source said: "We stand by the commitments made in the G7 communique".
"We need to stand with our democratic allies", Feinstein said. A Trudeau spokesman, Cameron Ahmad, said Saturday night that Trudeau "said nothing he hasn't said before - both in public and in private conversations" with Trump. The EU trade surplus with the U.S.is $151 Billion, and Canada keeps our farmers and others out.