The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement is getting "close" although Canada and other allies have "crazily" achieved unfair deals for the United States, U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday morning in an impromptu press conference at the G7.
"And that's what bad faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference".
Trump says he has not spoken with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a while. "Kim must not see American weakness".
Earlier in the day, Trump had said there should be "tariff free" trade between the G-7 nations, though he did not elaborate on how or whether the USA would reduce barriers.
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Tweeted Trump in a series of tweets starting last night: "Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the US massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers".
French President Emmanuel Macron responded in a "courteous but very firm tone" to present the European side of the story, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe chimed in as well, the official said.
Trudeau told the president that Canadians did not take it lightly that the USA has moved forward with significant tariffs on their steel and aluminum industry. "He is essentially double-crossing - not just double crossing President Trump, but the other members of the G7, who were working together and pulling together this communique", Kudlow said.
"I have been Russia's worst nightmare", Trump claimed, "but with that being said, Russian Federation should be in this meeting". I'll tell you this to my friends in Canada that was one of the worst political miscalculations of a Canadian leader in modern Canadian history.
Those tensions boiled over during the G7 summit in Canada on Saturday, with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and European leaders reaffirming plans to institute retaliatory measures and Trump lashing out in response by refusing to endorse the group of industrialized nations' communique.
"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 negotiations will either be bilateral or trilateral with Mexico, he said.
A Trudeau spokesman, Cameron Ahmad, said Saturday night that Trudeau "said nothing he hasn't said before - both in public and in private conversations" with Trump.
"Who picked the fight?"
"I don't know anything about that", Kudlow said.
The rift over Russian Federation threatened to overshadow the more pressing concern of a brewing trade war between the U.S. and its key allies of the past decades.
"Not to sign a statement of solidarity, which stands for everything that we stand for, is a big mistake", Feinstein said.
"I understand the president was upset", Mr. Feinstein told CNN. The president could have said that.