"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. "They have tariffs on certain dairy and food products - 290 [to] 295 percent".
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (R) meets with US President Donald Trump during the G7 Summit in the Charlevoix town of La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada on June 8, 2018. "He also called Trudeau "weak" and 'dishonest", echoing the President's own words. "We will stand by them and anyone who would depart from them, once their back was turned, shows their incoherence and inconsistency", French President Emmanuel Macron's office said in a statement as translated by Politico.
United States President Donald Trump has accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of making "false statements" and said that Washington will not endorse a G7 communique, the media reported. Number one, the US has an $8.4 billion trade surplus with Canada. Mr. Trump wrote (below).
Trump planned to leave the summit on Saturday before it discussed climate change and the health of oceans, underlining fractures in the G7 exacerbated by US trade tariffs.
Trump also raised eyebrows by urging the G7 to once again become a G8 by bringing Russian Federation back into the fold and for criticizing his allies, including Canada, for what he called unfair trade barriers.
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"Canadians are polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around", Mr Trudeau said.
When Mr Trump left Quebec, it was thought that a compromise had been reached, despite the tension and the determination of European leaders Macron and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany to push back against the U.S. president's protectionist policies.
He was reacting to Trudeau's declaration that Canadians would "not be pushed around" and would hit back at punishing USA tariffs on metal imports with "equivalent tariffs".
Trump on Saturday publicly humiliated Trudeau after he released the joint communique. Trump was also furious with him for holding a press conference in which Trudeau reasserted his opposition to the US tariffs, and vowed to impose similar tariffs on USA goods. "I want you to react to what Peter Navarro and Larry Kudlow said".
Trump had set a very confrontational tone ahead of the summit by slapping tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Canada and the European Union, and calling for Russian Federation to be let back into the summit.