Trump takes more swipes at Canada after arrival in Singapore

Canada last week announced retaliatory tariffs on C$16.6 billion ($12.8 billion) worth of USA exports and said it will challenge US steel and aluminum tariffs under the North American Free Trade Agreement and the World Trade Organization.

U.S. President Donald Trump's blistering attack on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has driven bilateral relations to their lowest point in decades and left Ottawa with few options for averting a trade war with its much bigger neighbor. Trump, who was headed to Singapore for a summit with North Korean leaders, criticized Trudeau for making "false statements" at a news conference held after Trump had left Canada.

June 6 - Trudeau tells Global National that he's "disappointed" at the reasoning behind Trump's tariffs, saying he doesn't understand "in what universe" a long-time ally of the US could be considered a national security threat.

Freeland said Sunday that she remains hopeful that "common sense will triumph". From promoting democracy and to fighting terrorism, "we're on the same page".

"The burning tire fire that became the G7 is not surprising given rising trade tensions and President Trump's distaste for these global conclaves", said Chris Krueger, an analyst at Cowen Washington Research Group.

When Mr Trump's tweets withdrawing support from the G7 statement hit on Sunday, the Prime Minister's office said Mr Trudeau had not said anything in his closing news conference he has not said to the US President before.

Trudeau told reporters that Canada would move forward on July 1 with retaliatory tariffs to answer for Trump's tariffs on aluminum and steel that were "unjustly applied to us".

Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila said Sunday that the rift between G7 members at the summit reflects the unpredictability in worldwide political arena, and he hoped the aftermath of the summit would be cleared up quickly.

"(Trudeau) really kind of stabbed us in the back", White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, who had accompanied Trump to Canada, said on CNN's "State of the Union".

However, Ms. May did not respond when Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn asked her to condemn "the comments of President Trump's trade adviser saying that, and I quote, there's a special place in hell for Justin Trudeau?".

But as the world watched Trump wage war of words against Trudeau, Twitter feeds began to flood with responses and reactions to the US President.

The war of words escalated following Trump's departure from the summit, as he expressed displeasure with Trudeau's remarks on the unfairness of US tariffs, and Canada's determination to not be pushed around. "He's not going to allow the people to suddenly take pot shots at him".

He also suggested something more nefarious may have been afoot when Navarro made the comments. "We're the closest partners in the world and you don't want to see a dispute over one particular issue poison everything".

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 Mr. Trump.

"I've never seen language like this". "Americans stand with you, even if our president doesn't".

G7 includes the seven leading industrialized countries of Britain, the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada. "That Canada could be considered a national security threat to the United States is inconceivable".

Vanessa Coleman

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