Trump says USA backs out of G7 communique, criticizes Trudeau

Trump says USA backs out of G7 communique, criticizes Trudeau

Hours after the G7 summit, US President Donald Trump is attacking Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau again for "false statements", and he is refusing to endorse the summit's communique that called for reducing tariff barriers.

Trump said his statement was in response to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's comment following the summit that Canada "would not be pushed around".

Trudeau closed the G7 summit by issuing a strong rebuke Trump's trade threats, calling them "kind of insulting" and saying they would be met with retaliatory measures from July.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reportedly challenged Trump's remarks, asking, "What about subsidies?"

Trump hit out at the "massive tariffs" being charged by Canada and said he would not endorse the communiqué that had been agreed at the summit and referenced "mutually beneficial trade and investment", CNN reported. And he said, "I just want to inform you that we have reduced it to 75, but we have further reduced it to 50".

But foreign leaders publicly and pointedly rejected Trump's demands, raising the possibility of further escalation - particuarly after Trump's recently imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum from the European Union, Canada and Mexico and said doing so protected USA national security.

On bringing Russian Federation back into the G7: "I think it would be an asset to have Russian Federation back in". Mr Trudeau's unwillingness to accept a hard sunset clause for NAFTA, or to accept American tariffs on steel and aluminium without retaliation, were also already clear. "It is going to stop or we are going to stop trading with them".

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"State of the Union" host Jake Tapper asked Kudlow what right Trump and other US officials had to be offended by Trudeau's comments, given the dispute.

Trump claimed America had been obliged to levy the metals tariffs as it has been exploited as the world's "piggy bank" under existing arrangements, but his counterparts were equally determined to protect "rules-based" worldwide trade.

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"We are focused on everything we accomplished here at the G7 summit", the statement, released by Cameron Ahmad, said.

Mr. Trump, though, said conversations were cordial and respectful at the summit.

These tariffs, they told Trump, would hurt everyone. In fact, Russian Federation was expelled from what was then the G-8 after it invaded and annexed Crimea and for its support for pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine.

President Trump earlier told reporters he had proposed the idea of a tariff-free G7 to other leaders and described his talks with them as "extremely productive".

As they departed it became clear that many are still searching for ways to deal with the unpredictable USA leader.

Trump's latest suggestion is ironic as it comes amid a tit-for-tat trade war, which the US President launched lately.

"The countries are all going to retaliate - what you will get is a period of time where each of the countries is going to have to evaluate the impact of the new tariffs".

"I did suggest it", Trump said.

The joint statement takes on issues such as jobs, climate change, advancing gender equality, building a peaceful world and investing in growth "that works for everyone".

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