Trump advisers accuse Trudeau of betrayal

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau forcefully responded to Donald Trump's trade threats at the Group of Seven summit in Quebec, vowing Saturday that Canada won't be "pushed around" in a confrontation with the U.S.

Kudlow doubled down on blaming Trudeau in an appearance on CBS' "Face the Nation" later Sunday morning when he said the prime minister "picked a fight" and left Trump no choice but to pull out of the group's communique. Later, the document was made public.

Trump gave "a long, frank rant", the official said, repeating a position he carried through the 2016 USA election campaign into the White House that the United States had suffered at the hands of its trading partners, with French President Emmanuel Macron pushing back on the assertion and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe chiming in.

In her own tweet, Green Party leader Elizabeth May says Trudeau is handling what she calls Trump's outbursts and bullying as well as anyone, and that all Canadian leaders need to support the prime minister.

Trump's imposition of steel and aluminum tariffs, as well as broader disagreements on trade, climate change and the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement, are setting the stage for some tense G7 talks once Trump arrives at the summit in the Quebec town of La Malbaie.

The US had imposed hefty tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from key allies the Europe Union, Canada and Mexico last week.

Trump is painting a highly inaccurate tariff picture - wrongly suggesting everyone else has high tariffs while United States has none.

PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, "US Tariffs were kind of insulting" and he "will not be pushed around". The talks have floundered over several issues, including Trump's insistence on a clause that that would end NAFTA every five years unless all three countries agree to sustain it.

These tariffs, they told Trump, would hurt everyone.

A spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the other G7 members stand by the communique and all that was agreed upon. "Our tariffs are in response to his of 270 per cent on dairy!" "Or we'll stop trading with them".

Trump cautioned other nations -those in the G7 and around the world - that the size of the U.S. economy means other nations can't win a trade war. The "ultimate thing, '" he said, would be, "you go tariff-free, you go barrier-free, you go subsidy-free". "And anyone who leaves and turns their back on them shows their inconsistency", the palace said.

But Trudeau later contradicted the president: "We will not, can not sign a trade deal that expires every five years".

On Sunday, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland called the tariffs illegal and insulting.

Trump, as he departed for the G7 summit, called for Russian Federation to be readmitted after it was expelled in 2014 for annexing Ukraine's Crimea.

He said Trump "did the courtesy to Justin Trudeau to travel up to Quebec for that summit".

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