Trump confused by Trudeau's 'pushed around' comment: 'We just shook hands!'

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At a news conference to close the summit of world leaders in Canada, Mr Trudeau said the people of his country would see the U.S. president's line on trade as "an insult" after a long history of cooperation between the countries.

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Sunday accused Canadian Prime Minister of "attacking" President Donald Trump after Canada's leader announced reciprocal tariffs on the USA and asserting his nation would not be 'pushed around.' Zachary Goelman reports. "I left the [G7] meeting and I'll be honest, we are being taken advantage of by virtually every one of those countries, very, very seriously", Trump said.

Furthermore, they agreed on the importance of bringing negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to a successful and timely conclusion. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) said on CBS' "Face The Nation" that "right now, the President is actually driving our allies away from us as we need them even more, while welcoming in the Russians".

Earlier today, Trudeau cheered Trump's bid to broker a deal to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons, but he stayed mum on the USA administration's persistent trash talk.

Trudeau had told reporters that Trump's decision to invoke national security to justify United States tariffs on steel and aluminum imports was "kind of insulting" to Canadian veterans who had stood by their U.S. allies in conflicts dating back to World War I.

However, he plans on cutting his trip short to fly to Singapore for his upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"It's very unfair to our farmers, and it's very unfair to the people of our country", Trump said Tuesday in Singapore.

"We finished the [G7] meeting and really everybody was happy". And I said, 'What's this all about?

Timeline of trade tensions since the US decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports
Timeline of trade tensions since the US decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports

Trump swiftly responded to Trudeau by upending the communiqué in a series of tweets Saturday evening. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who also attended the summit, told German public television that she found Trump's tweet disavowing the G-7 statement "sobering" and "a little depressing".

"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 ..."

Tensions threatened to boil over when French President Emmanuel Macron, on the day before the start of summit, said the other 6 countries might sign a joint statement without the U.S.

Mr Navarro said Mr Trump "did the courtesy to Justin Trudeau to travel up to Quebec for that summit". Canada argues that it still allows a higher ratio of sold milk to be imported from overseas than the USA does and that there is not necessarily a causal relationship between the US industry crisis and tariffs.

His apology came days after Trump and Trudeau verbally sparred over the G7 summit in Canada.

The Americans' criticism of Trudeau left a former Canadian prime minister, Stephen Harper, stumped. The European Union targets USA -built cars with a 10-percent tariff, while the United States distinguishes between vans or pickup trucks and other cars. "These guys just pulled away and punched Canada in the face, and I think it was a line crossed and a bridge too far", Heyman said.

"We are convinced that a modernisation is perfectly possible, we are convinced that common sense will triumph", she said.

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