Trump agreed with the language in the communique from the summit in Canada Friday and Saturday, but took offense at criticism of US tariffs by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at his news conference after Trump left early.
Speaking in a solo press conference from the resort town of La Malbaie in Quebec, the president said that for too long, US trade has suffered from "bad" trade deals agreed to by past USA presidents. The top Nafta negotiators from the U.S. and Canada met earlier during the summit, after Trump in the morning complained about what he called the unfair trading practices of his Nafta partners, also including Mexico.
American President Donald Trump has said the WTO has been a "disaster" and "very unfair" towards the United States.
In May, the president announced his administration would impose steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada, Mexico and the European Union - all of which announced retaliatory tariffs against the U.S.in recent days. Kudlow suggested Trump saw Trudeau as trying to weaken his hand before that meeting, saying the president won't "let a Canadian prime minister push him around". And what did Trudeau do as soon as the plane took off from Canadian airspace?
"He really kind of stabbed us in the back", Mr Kudlow told USA media.
That was Justin Trudeau's late father, who served several terms as Canada's prime minister, starting in the late 1960s.
Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau have been at loggerheads over trade tariffs
Trump was ticked off by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau taking amateur "pot shots" at him during a press conference after Trump left the G-7 summit en route to Singapore, Kudlow said. In another, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau can be seen standing behind the U.S. President, smiling, with Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland at his side.
He added Russian Federation should be re-invited to the trade group, and said the USA relationship with the coalition is "great", unlike false portrayals by the 'fake news media'.
Europe's answer must be to stick even closer together, defend its interests and strengthen alliances with countries such as Japan and Canada, Mr Maas said.
Reacting to Mr Trump's tweets, Mr Trudeau's office said: "We are focused on everything we accomplished here at the summit".
In a news conference after the summit, the Canadian leader had reasserted his opposition to the United States tariffs, and vowed to press ahead with retaliatory moves on 1 July. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!
On Friday, European Council President Donald Tusk said Trump's criticism of the worldwide rules-based order is "playing into the hands of those who seek a new post-West order where liberal democracy and fundamental freedoms would cease to exist".
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