Canada's PM is back-stabber unworthy of Trump's time, trade adviser says

Canada's PM is back-stabber unworthy of Trump's time, trade adviser says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron at the G7 summit in Canada.

Morneau said that during the G7, Canadian officials had the opportunity to present Trump and his team some numbers that Morneau described as indicative of how trade works between the two countries.

The US president also repeated his call for Vladimir Putin to join the other leaders around the summit table.

He said Trump agreed with the fairly generic trade language in the communique drafted by the G7 leaders, who are traditionally America's closet allies.

"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", he told Trump's favourite television network.

"The president's support for inviting Russian Federation back into the G-7, just after they meddled in the election to support his campaign, will leave millions of Americans with serious questions and suspicions", Schumer said.

The German chancellor's comments on Sunday come after Trudeau announced that Canada would implement its own retaliatory tariffs on the U.S. Trump had given Canada, the European Union and Mexico temporary exemptions from the steel and aluminum tariffs he first announced in March, but said at the end of May that he would be ending the exemptions.

"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.

"It's a betrayal, essentially a double-crossing", Kudlow said.

Trump was ticked off by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau taking amateur "pot shots" at him during a press conference after Trump left the G-7 summit en route to Singapore, Kudlow said.

She also stressed that the U.S. president had stated that "Russia is playing an important role in matters of war and peace, which is of course indisputable", however, the G7 comprises states, which "share common values". Trudeau, who threatened retaliatory tariffs, also said Canada would not be "pushed around".

"It means that we as Europe have to stand up for our principles, potentially together with Japan and Canada", Merkel said of Trump pushing away the other members of the G7.

In an interview taped just prior to Trump's two tweets, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said that in private, Trump was "absolutely" listening. "Our Tariffs are in response to his 270% on dairy!"

Edward Markey (D-Mass.) said on CBS' "Face The Nation" that "right now, the President is actually driving our allies away from us as we need them even more, while welcoming in the Russians".

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