"On a day-to-day basis the Trump administration is confusion and chaos, but on the key issues he ran on... he has remained constant".
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow accused Trudeau of undermining Trump right before his meeting in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Trump agreed with the language in the communique from the summit in Canada Friday and Saturday, but took offense at criticism of USA tariffs by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at his news conference after Trump left early. "Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270 percent on dairy!" the USA president tweeted. "It could be that Nafta will be a different form".
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. -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".
"Very dishonest & weak", Trump said, adding that recently imposed U.S. tariffs on imports of Canadian steel and aluminium were in response to similar measures imposed on American dairy products by Canada.
Time to put supply management on the table?
In an unscheduled statement, Trump said he wants to put an end to the United States' status as the world's "piggy bank" and suggested eliminating trade barriers between allies. "The prime minister said nothing he hasn't said before - both in public, and in private conversations with the president".
"And that's what bad-faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference", said Navarro told "Fox News Sunday".
Officials at the meeting said German Chancellor Angela Merkel responded positively to the suggestion, saying 'we'll take it as a starting point'.
Morneau said that Canada is prepared, should the trade war escalate.
Trudeau said the communique has "strong commitments about the actions we are going to take". "That these threats are not going to result in us changing our point of view", Morneau said.
Trade is set to dominate the G-7 talks, as allies speak out against United States policies that threaten to upend global growth and the multilateral system.
"As a representative of IL, a state with one of the most important trade relationships with Canada, I have every desire to see our negotiations with Canada continue productively and beneficially, but Prime Minister Trudeau is sabotaging that cause by driving both sides into their corners instead of encouraging a more diplomatic dialogue", Krishnamoorthi said.
Tapper picked up on the implication and said this was about North Korea.