The G7 summit came after the Trump administration decided last week to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union, Canada and Mexico, which has drawn strong opposition from US business community and quick retaliation from major USA trading partners.
Trump and his deputies lashed out at Trudeau for telling a news conference at the end of the G7 conference that Canada would not be pushed around on tariffs - a point the Canadian prime minister had made several times before.
Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the USA massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers. He also said that because of Trudeau's comments, he instructed USA trade representatives to not sign the communique the G-7 leaders had agreed upon expressing the need for "free, fair, and mutually beneficial trade".
- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2018Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal.
By any reasonable measure, the administration's actions were part of a complete scorched-earth approach that was unbalanced and irrational and will only worsen an already frayed relationship with Canada.
Other G7 partners also seemed stunned by Mr Trump's reaction, and pledged to support the communique.
The president's latest tirade comes after a war of words erupted between the U.S. and its G7 allies following Mr Trump's decision to reject a joint communique at the end of a tense summit in Quebec on Saturday. In a tweet sent Sunday while en route to Singapore, Trump pointed specifically to Canada's 270% tariff on dairy the origin of his frustrations with Canada.
"We don't want to stand alone in the world", Feinstein said on CNN's State of the Union. "The Prime Minister said nothing he hasn't said before - both in public, and in private conversations with the President", the office added.
Navarro, the Trump trade adviser, said his harsh assessment of what "bad faith" Trudeau did with "that stunt press conference" on Saturday "comes right from Air Force One".
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is in crisis after US President Donald Trump questioned the future of the 69-year-old military alliance, attacking European countries for failing to pay their fair share towards the continent's defence. And, overall, the US has an $8.4 billion surplus with Canada.
He added that EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker thanked Trudeau "for the excellent preparation and chairing of this challenging summit".
Donald Trump linked American military spending to the European Union's trade surplus with the United States. "I look forward to meeting him and have a feeling that this one-time opportunity will not be wasted!" he said of his meeting with the reclusive North Korean dictator who has never travelled beyond China. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland was measured Sunday, saying only that "Canada does not believe that ad hominem attacks are a particularly appropriate or useful way to conduct our relations with other countries". The agenda for this year's meeting revolves around equality, women empowerment, working on climate change and most importantly Investing in growth that works for everyone [economically], well it worked for everyone other than President Trump.
"Here's the thing", Kudlow said, "he really kind of stabbed us in the back".