Britain says hopes United States will honour G7 commitments on trade


In return, Mr Trump made the French president his guest at his first White House state dinner, after which the U.S. president said of his visitor: "I like him a lot". -Canada border. He said unleashing retaliatory measures "is not something I relish doing" but that he wouldn't hesitate to do so because "I will always protect Canadian workers and Canadian interests".

The US leader left the meeting early en route for Singapore and a historic nuclear summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, only to take exception to comments made by Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a news conference. She also praised the joint statement itself as a "laboriously negotiated" document.

"The withdrawal by tweet is, of course, sobering and a bit depressing", she said.

And Roland Paris, a former foreign policy adviser to Mr Trudeau, jabbed at Mr Trump on Twitter: "Big tough guy once he's back on his airplane". We will also definitely go into talks with our. partners, especially Canada and Japan, and again see how we could work closer together.

"We asked him about that", she told Anne Will, adding that his answers "did not sound convincing" to her.

Trump took the second such comment, made in a news conference after the Quebec meeting, badly.

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Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland added that "Canada does not conduct its diplomacy through ad hominem attacks, we don't think that it's a useful or productive way to do business and perhaps we refrain particulary from ad hominem attacks when it comes to our relationship with our allies". We don't pull them apart.

On Fox News Sunday, White House Director of Trade Policy Peter Navarro also defended the president with adversarial language.

The German chancellor also said she is not ready to "give up on G7" but would seek dialogue with Russian Federation and try to "work very closely" with Japan, Canada, India and China.

When Trump left Quebec, it was thought that a compromise had been reached, despite the tension and the determination of European leaders Macron and Merkel to push back against the USA president's protectionist policies. At a press conference following the summit, Trudeau repeated his earlier description of U.S. trade tariffs as "insulting" and vowed retaliatory measures would come in July. For example, it was a good move that India offered to export soybean and other agricultural products to China after China imposed tariffs on imports of over 100 USA products including soybeans, amid the escalating trade war between the United States and China. "Minimum is 17B. Tax Dairy from us at 270%", he wrote in the first of five tweets relating to the weekend's summit.

Trump has infuriated the European Union, Canada and Mexico by imposing tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, accusing all of having shortchanged the United States in trade deals.

In scenes, remarks, and tweets that are unprecedented in the diplomatic world, Trump brought the US-led alliance of advanced economies close to a rupture, refusing to sign a joint communique with the group and calling Trudeau a "dishonest liar" - all over the contentious issue of trade tariffs on which he feels the USA has been unfairly treated.