European Union reiterates support for Trudeau, G7 communiqué after Trump's Twitter rant

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The tweetstorm is the latest fallout from a bad-tempered G7 summit in Quebec, Canada, in which the President found himself at odds with numerous leaders present, largely over his planned tariffs on a range of goods, including steel and aluminum.

Prime Minister Trudeau on the other hand, did not balk at the statements but instead remained professional and mature - which is to be expected from a leader of one of the most respected and democratic countries in the world.

For his comments, Trump fired back on Twitter, stating, "Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the USA massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers. When it comes to trade the U.S. needs Canada and Canada needs the U.S. Our economies are integrated", said Gallant.

Trump said in another tweet that Trudeau was "meek and mild" during their private meeting, only to hold a news conference calling the USA tariffs "insulting".

"We strive to reduce tariff barriers, non-tariff barriers and subsidies", the statement said, which came despite Washington appearing intent on taking more punitive steps on trade.

The United States and Canada swung sharply toward a diplomatic and trade crisis on Sunday as top White House advisers lashed out at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a day after U.S. President Trump called him "very dishonest and weak".

During an appearance on "Newsmax Now", Reagan addressed Navarro's comment in which he said, "There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door", referencing Trudeau. According to a Canada release, they make nearly 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with U.S. (guess they were bragging and got caught!).

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Freeland, asked about support from allies, said: "The position of our European allies, including Japan, is the same as ours". "And in fact the picture with Angela Merkel, who I get along with very well, where I'm sitting there like this. we're waiting for the document because I wanted to see the final document as changed".

Gallant says he remains hopeful that the trade issues can be resolved to the benefit of both countries.

"We finished the meeting, really everybody was happy, and I agreed to sign something", Trump said. "Let us be serious and worthy of our people", Macron's office said in a statement obtained by Le Monde.

The United States has imposed 25 per cent tariffs on steel from Canada, Mexico and the European Union, and 10 per cent tariffs on aluminum.

European carmakers argue that they employ tens of thousands of USA workers and that any tariffs would result in US layoffs.

However, in recent weeks, the Trump administration announced that it would be rescinding the exemption, prompting Canada to respond with retaliatory tariffs on CAD$16.5 billion worth of tariffs on products from the United States, which will come into effect on July 1.

Navarro, in his interview on Fox, said Trump "did the courtesy to Justin Trudeau to travel up to Quebec for that summit" and that Trump had "bigger things on his plate" than the G7 meeting, namely his planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

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