President Trump's chief economic adviser accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of stabbing the US and fellow G-7 negotiators in the back with "amateurish" verbal attacks during a domestic press conference.
U.S. President Donald Trump throws the G7's efforts to show a united front into disarray after he became angry with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and instructed his representatives NOT to endorse the summit's joint communique.
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 United States allies at the G7 in Quebec.
Speaking to CNN today, Trump adviser Larry Kudlow says he personally negotiated with Trudeau during the two-day G7 summit in Quebec's Charlevoix region and insists the USA agreed to the language in the communique in good faith. Right after leaving the meet and Canada, Trump tweeted, "Justin acts hurt when called out!".
"We have a tremendous trade imbalance", Trump said during Saturday's press conference.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said: "In a matter of seconds, you can destroy trust with 280 Twitter characters".
Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland had responded to the White House comments by saying that Canada will retaliate to USA tariffs in a measured and reciprocal way and that Canada will always be willing to talk.
"He really kind of stabbed us in the back", Kudlow said.More news: Life Is Strange Spin-Off Captain Spirit Coming Later This Month For Free
Earlier, the White House escalated the unprecedented criticism against Trudeau, branding him a back-stabber unworthy of Trump's time.
Krishnamoorthi warned that "by driving both sides into their corners instead of encouraging a more diplomatic dialogue", the Canadian prime minister is sabotaging trade negotiations between the USA and Canada.
The director of the National Economic Council was appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday when he suggested Trudeau should "apologize in the name of the Western allies".
In the week leading up to the the G-7 Summit President Trump engaged in the most Trumpian sort of diplomacy: he very publicly attacked out closest allies.
The president claimed that Trudeau, who hosted the G-7 summit of leading industrialized nations over the weekend, "acts hurt when called out" while declaring that the USA "cannot let our friends, or enemies, take advantage of us".
But trade policy experts say Canada's trade relationship with the U.S.is key to our domestic economy.
But Trump said that the notion that the G7 summit was in any way contentious was "fake news", telling reporters Saturday that the conference had been "so wonderful".
Why isn't the European Union and Canada informing the public that for years they have used massive Trade Tariffs and non-monetary Trade Barriers against the U.S. Totally unfair to our farmers, workers & companies.