Trump tariffs will force "dollar for dollar" retaliation says Canadian diplomat

British Prime Minister Theresa May offered some support for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the fallout from the Group of Seven leaders meeting in Quebec, but she stopped short of condemning critical comments made by U.S. President Donald Trump's trade adviser. "We just shook hands!'" Trump said Tuesday. Addressing reporters in Singapore ahead of Trump's summit Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Pompeo said he was "unconcerned" that Trump's treatment of Canada - a close ally - boded poorly for his ability to forge peace with a longtime USA adversary.

"They pay only a fraction of the cost - and laugh", he wrote, adding that the European Union needed to pay "much more" to help fund the worldwide military alliance, which comprises 28 members including the UK, US, Germany, Canada and Turkey. "You can't do that".

Though the decision comes with "regret", Trudeau said Canada would impose its measures "with absolute certainty and firmness".

"He's giving a news conference about how he will not be pushed around by the United States". I say, push them around?

"It's very unfair to our farmers, and it's very unfair to the people of our country", Trump said Tuesday in Singapore. As per a CNN report, on the conclusion of the G7 summit, Kudlow said that the United States had planned to sign the joint G7 communique until Trudeau made certain statements countering the economic interests of the United States.

Still, other Trump advisers had taken up the attack in appearances on Sunday's news shows, leveling more withering and unprecedented criticism against Trudeau, branding him a back-stabber unworthy of Trump's time.

"There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door", he said to Fox NewsSunday host Chris Wallace.

Heyman waged a campaign on Twitter to persuade Navarro to apologize by saying he was contacting US politicians about his remarks.

"I do believe that the president and his team are purposeful in destroying and dismantling kind of our western alliance allies at the G7", Heyman said. "In conveying that message, I used language that was inappropriate and basically lost the power of that message".

Heyman pointed to the outburst aimed at Trudeau, Trump's lateness for an important meeting on gender equality at the G7, and the president's suggestion that Russian Federation be invited back into the G7 as evidence of this effort.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who also attended the summit, told German public television that she found Mr Trump's tweet disavowing the G7 statement "sobering" and "a little depressing".

Trump refused to sign a joint agreement with USA allies at the end of the summit and threatened to cut off trade with them unless deals were renegotiated.

Trump said it "didn't look friendly" but it was "very friendly".

Vanessa Coleman

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