Trump unloads on 'indignant' Trudeau for 'killing' U.S. agriculture

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Protesters rally ahead of the G7 leaders' summit.

Prime Minister Theresa May is among the G7 leaders who have criticised the United States president for not exempting the European Union and Canada from his new tariffs on steel and aluminium imports.

Trump, who aides say has little interest in multilateralism, twice attacked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Twitter on Thursday and officials concede the mood is likely to be exceptionally tense. To give Trump the full benefit of the doubt on this, it would require him to know enough about history to know the pretext of the burning of the White House, but not the actual action itself.

A few days ago, Trudeau called the metal tariffs-25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum-"insulting".

G7 summits usually end with the host nation issuing a final communique, but Canada may decide not to do so, preferring instead to release a statement by Trudeau summarizing the talks, said the sources. If Trump really is accusing them of historical crimes they didn't even have the ability to commit, I don't have much hope that we will avoid the certain economic catastrophe that we're barreling towards next month.

"I'm always the optimist, I believe it can be worked out", Kudlow said.

"It's worrying. It's the work for young people today". "The six countries of the G7 without the United States, are a bigger market taken together than the American market".

There is no official reaction from the federal government, but earlier Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged there will be tough discussions at the table about tariffs.

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Malmstrom said she had spoken frequently with U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to achieve a permanent tariff exemption for the EU.

Trump said, according to CNN and the CBC. "This is the game". The EU and Canada have imposed reciprocal sanctions on United States goods and have taken their complaint to the World Trade Organisation. "I think we've done everything we can and put everything on the line", he said.

Directly addressing Trump's unilateral moves, Macron said: "Maybe the American president doesn't care about being isolated today, but we don't mind being six, if needs be".

Trump defended his decision on tariffs on Canada and other USA allies in a tweet over the weekend.

The Bagotville base was constructed decades ago to protect Canada's crucial aluminum assets, which were used to build US military equipment and vehicles.

The Prime Minister also raised strong concerns about the U.S.'s Section 232 investigation on automobile imports, given the mutually beneficial integration of the Canadian and American auto industries.

Mr Trump's meeting with Mr Trudeau could be particularly frosty, given the president's recent sharp criticism of Canadian trade policies and the anger in Ottawa over Washington's decision to justify its new tariffs on national security grounds.