Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

Trump slams Trudeau's post summit remarks as 'very dishonest & weak'

ImageProto-Canadians disguised as British troops set the torch to Washington in 1814 during the War of 1812 ImageProto-Canadians disguised as British troops set the torch to Washington in 1814 during the War of 1812
Glenn Montgomery | 10 June, 2018, 05:11

Trump was last to arrive for the G7 working breakfast, walking into the room when the summit's host, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, had almost finished his welcome and presentation speech, Efe reported.

"President Trump is targeting the dairy sector because he wants to dump US dairy into Canada", Lampron told The Canadian Press, adding that Canada imports five times more dairy from the USA than it exports.

President Trump concluded his visit to the Group of Seven summit on Saturdaywith warnings to USA allies, saying if they don't eliminate barriers to trade, they could lose access to the US economy.

"The European Union is brutal to the United States ..."

"They do so much more business with us than we do with them ... the numbers are so astronomically against them - we win that war a thousand times out of a thousand".

"We're like the piggy bank that everybody is robbing", he said at an earlier news conference as his counterparts continued their meeting in La Malbaie, Quebec, and officials hammered out a joint communique.

Merkel is proposing a forum - a "shared evaluation mechanism" - aimed at defusing the tensions with the US The idea has the backing of other European members, though it's unclear if it will get support from the Trump administration.

Mr Trump made the comments after the communique had already been officially released in response to a press conference held by Justin Trudeau to mark the close of the summit.

Trump added: "Very dishonest & weak".

"We have to have deals that are fair", Trump said. He reiterated his longstanding view that the USA has been taken advantage of in global trade, adding, "We're like the piggy bank that everybody's robbing and that ends". Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!'

Trump's latest tweets follow a number of pre-G7 Summit tweets in which he sparred with both Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron. Some countries have retaliated with their own levies on United States imports.

Trump is hoping to get Kim to agree to shut down his nuclear weapons programme in what will be a monumental win for the president who past year was locked in a war of words with Kim that some feared would escalate into a world war.

French President Emmanuel Macron, for example, noted that under European Union rules France now has open borders with Britain and Germany and runs trade deficits with both - far from Trump's vision of "reciprocal" balanced trade.

Trump left the summit early for Singapore, where he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week.

Donald Trump says he wants to make a deal on NAFTA, and he's open to working with the current pact or striking separate agreements with Canada and Mexico - as long as they agree to renegotiate every five years.

"We're talking to all countries", he said, denouncing what he said were huge existing tariffs on U.S. exports around the world.

Meanwhile, the European Union - the world's largest trading bloc - announced last week it would impose retaliatory tariffs on the US beginning in July, over Washington's duties on steel and aluminum imports from Europe.

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