Donald Trump again attacks European allies in overnight tweet-storm

In an extraordinary tirade, the President called out Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, describing him as "dishonest" and "weak", over his stance on trade.

"Here's the thing. "He really kind of stabbed us in the back". - "Let's be clear: These tariffs are totally unacceptable..."

Officially, the Trump administration used national security grounds to justify the tariffs, but Trump's clash with Canada may have more to do with a perceived personal slight than the facts of the bilateral relationship.

In the communique after the summit in La Malbaie, Quebec province, the group of major industrial nations - Canada, the United States, the UK, France, Italy, Japan and Germany - had agreed on the need for "free, fair, and mutually beneficial trade" and the importance of fighting protectionism. They must open their markets and take down their trade barriers! "We make commitments and keep them", the presidency said, adding that "France and Europe maintain their support for this (G7) statement". "Do Timber & Lumber in USA?" Trudeau's office, in turn, said the what the Canadian leader said on Saturday was nothing new. Not acceptable!" He also posted this tweet: "Farmers have not been doing well for 15 years. He had other things, bigger things, on his plate in Singapore.

"Trump declared that the trading policy of foreign countries with the USA is unfair, claiming that there is an "$800 Billion Trade Deficit", a figure that is as yet unsubstantiated by expert research.

Responding to Kudlow's remarks on Sunday-which came just as Trump touched down in Singapore after ducking out of the G7 summit early-Huffington Post reporter Matt Fuller wrote: "It's awesome that Larry Kudlow thinks he's helping the U.S".

The president renewed his attack on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who had hosted the G7 meeting in Canada, tweeting "Justin acts hurt when called out!".

"The European Union had a $151 Billion Surplus-should pay much more for Military!" "Look forward to seeing them tomorrow". "Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!" he said. They didn't tell you that, did they?

"When we disagree with our allies on something it is right that we say so and air the issue openly and frankly", she said at a news conference.

The summit came in the wake of Trump announcing steel and aluminum tariffs on USA allies. "We're like the piggy bank that everybody's robbing and that ends".

In urging Trudeau to apologize for his comments, he also said the prime minister's statements were a "diplomatic betrayal" as Trump headed to Singapore to his high-profile summit with North Korean leader with Kim Jong-un. "I'm arguing Trudeau picked the fight", Kudlow said. "I understand the president was upset. After many decades, fair and reciprocal Trade will happen!"

The news conference was followed by a series of tweets by Trump, who responded by calling Trudeau "meek" and "dishonest".

Trudeau, who had said at the news conference that Canada would retaliate for new USA tariffs, didn't respond to questions about Trump when the prime minister arrived at a Quebec City hotel Sunday for meetings with other world leaders.

"The New York Times notes that in a press conference Saturday afternoon, ".Mr. Trudeau said the seven nations had reached broad agreements on a range of economic and foreign policy goals.

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