White House adviser says Canada's Trudeau 'stabbed us in the back'

U.S. allies at the 2017 G-7 summit in Sicily this year’s meeting could be more awkward

U.S. allies at the 2017 G-7 summit in Sicily this year’s meeting could be more awkward MIGUEL MEDINA—AFP Getty Images

And add to that the fact that the USA pays close to the entire cost of NATO-protecting many of these same countries that rip us off on Trade (they pay only a fraction of the cost-and laugh!).

"Minimum is 17B", he added, before going after the 270 percent taxes on USA dairy products, the focus of one of his earlier diatribes.

"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. he 'will not be pushed around.' Very dishonest & weak", he added.

I left before the end of the summit to embark on a marathon journey from Canada to Singapore.

Mr. Trump's series of tweets came after he attended the G-7 Summit in Canada, arguing for the United States to be treated more fairly when it comes to trade and implementing tariffs to make it a more equal playing field.

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Mr Trump's looming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un heightened tension, and White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow accused Mr Trudeau of betraying Mr Trump with "polarising" statements on trade policy that risked making the U.S. leader look weak on the eve of the historic North Korea summit.

President Donald Trump tweeted out more criticism of US trade partners Monday, including allies in Europe and Canada, adding to his declarations that the United States will no longer tolerate what he has called "trade abuse".

"Change is coming!" he warned.

And no wonder, as it appeared to depict the defining confrontation of the weekend's Group of Seven summit, the divide between U.S. President Donald Trump and the rest of the G7 leaders over Mr. Trump's unilateral tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.

Kudlow said that Trudeau's statements are "amateurish" and "sophomoric" only "for domestic consumption", and that it was Trudeau's remarks that had prompted Trump to pull out of the joint communique.

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"The withdrawal by tweet is, of course, sobering and a bit depressing", she said.

Other G7 partners also seemed stunned by Mr Trump's reaction, and pledged to support the communique.

French President Emmanuel Macron said he would welcome his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at the next G7 summit to be held in France next year, but only if Russia delivered on its Minsk agreement commitments.

French President Emmanuel Macron said worldwide co-operation could not be "dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks".

"Let's be serious and worthy of our people". "We make commitments and keep to them".

"There is a special place in heaven for @JustinTrudeau", tweeted Tusk, who's president of the European Council. The U.S. president is staring back, arms crossed, as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looks on with his arms also crossed. -Canada border. He said unleashing retaliatory measures "is not something I relish doing" but that he wouldn't hesitate to do so because "I will always protect Canadian workers and Canadian interests".

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