Trump says does not endorse G7 communique, after 'weak' Trudeau comments

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a trip to Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Saturday

But even this was overshadowed by Canadian host Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowing to impose retaliatory tariffs on USA goods after Trump's "insulting" decision to invoke national security to justify a levy on aluminum and steel.

"Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!" the USA president tweeted. "So he holds a press conference - the president is barely out of there on the plane to North Korea, and he starts insulting us, he starts talking about the insulting Canada", Kudlow said.

Merkel, whose office over the weekend released a photo of leaders and aides which illustrates the divide between Trump and his allies, said she had "tried hard to find a compromise and we fought hard for it. this was an important announcement".

Kudlow alleged that the Canadian Prime Minister used the G-7 summit for his domestic political consumption.

"I have made it very clear to the President that it is not something we relish doing, but it is something that we absolutely will do".

Peanut butter, denim, orange juice, bourbon, motorcycles and cigarettes are a few of the items on a European Union list of American goods now labeled with hefty import taxes, which go into effect July 1.

"And that's what bad-faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference", White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said during a Fox News interview Sunday.

President Donald Trump on Saturday said the United States will not endorse a G7 communique via a tweet that accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of making "false statements".

President Donald Trump continued to excoriate his Group of 7 summit allies in a series of tweets from Singapore, where he is due to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a historic summit Tuesday.

The European Commission's chief spokesperson Margaritis Schinas reiterated the bloc's full support for a communiqué issued at the end of the weekend's G7 meeting saying the bloc remained commented to the group of to industrialised nation's pledge to uphold an worldwide rules-based system on trade. Canada argues that it still allows a higher ratio of sold milk to be imported from overseas than the US does and that there is not necessarily a causal relationship between the USA industry crisis and tariffs.

Trudeau, in Quebec City for bilateral meetings with non-G7 leaders after the summit, did not comment as he arrived.

"I think the pushback by Congress is going to come up incredibly short", Chris Barron, a pro-Trump Republican strategist, said of Republican efforts to rein in Trump.

Reneging on the commitments agreed in the communique showed "incoherence and inconsistency", it said in a statement.

European officials suggested that the upbeat, punchy news conference that Trump delivered before skipping out was aimed at his trade-skeptic supporters back home and did not reflect the results of the summit.

And German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas tweeted Sunday that Trump had partly "destroyed" Washington's trusting relationship with Europe by pulling out of the joint communique.

The president spoke at a spontaneous news conference at the G7 summit in Canada. "Look, countries can not continue to take advantage of us on trade".

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