Trump's feud with Justin Trudeau looks like a stunt

Posted June 12, 2018

US President Donald Trump on Monday continued his vitriolic attacks on several close allies in the wake of his early departure from an unusually discordant G7 meeting in Canada, which saw him withdraw US support for a joint communique. Bob Corker has introduced legislation that would roll back the President's power to impose tariffs like the ones he introduced earlier this month on steel and aluminum on USA allies, but Republican leaders don't appear eager to take it up even as an amendment to already-moving legislation.

On Sunday, Trudeau ignored the barbs from Trump's advisors, tweeting a link to the G7 communique and hailing the "historic and important agreement we all reached". "[Trudeau] can't put Trump in a position of being weak going into the North Korean talks with Kim".

Kudlow said that Trudeau's statements are "amateurish" and "sophomoric" only "for domestic consumption", and that it was Trudeau's remarks that had prompted Trump to pull out of the joint communique.

"Well, he holds a press conference and he says the U.S.is insulting".

"Canadians.stood shoulder to shoulder with American soldiers in far-off lands in conflicts from the First World War onward", he said. "I'm unconcerned about our capacity to continue to do what we need to do".

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

After Trump's angry tweets, Trudeau's office issued a brief response: "We are focused on everything we accomplished here at the G7 summit".

Trump's trade adviser Peter Navarro also lashed out on Sunday at Trudeau's statements, saying they represent "bad faith".

"That's what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did", Navarro said.

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Trump travelled to Singapore from Canada, where he met other world leaders.

Trump swiftly responded to Trudeau by upending the communiqué in a series of tweets Saturday evening.

"One of the arguments was that the president can't show weakness and what Trudeau did required this robust response otherwise the president would appear to be weak", Hayden said. "That will not stand", he noted.

On Saturday, en route to Singapore, President Trump tweeted that the United States will not endorse the communique.

"In a matter of seconds, you can destroy trust with 280 Twitter characters", German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said when asked about Mr Trump's U-turn, adding it would take much longer to rebuild lost trust.

He accused other states of "robbing" his country through their trade policies and proposed scrapping tariffs across the G7. He said US representatives will examine the tariffs on automobiles coming into the country and bemoaned the Canadian tariffs that affect American companies and farmers.

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland responded to the White House assault by saying ad hominem attacks were not helpful, that Canada would retaliate to USA tariffs in a measured and reciprocal way and that Canada would always be willing to talk.

"This week started with @realDonaldTrump boosting a Chinese company identified as a national security threat to the U.S. It ended with him standing up for Russian Federation and alienating our allies at the G7".

"Just when we thought it couldn't get worse", Nicholas Burns, US ambassador to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in the George W. Bush administration, said on Twitter after Kudlow's appearance on CNN.

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