That is how weak, apparently; and thin-skinned, apparently; that is how tenuous, apparently the US president is as he approaches the talks with North Korea.
Soon after Trump left the G7 summit he tweeted that he had instructed the House of Representatives not to endorse the final communique of the G7 summit due to Trudeau's "false statements at his news conference", as the Canadian prime minister dismissed U.S. metal tariffs as "insulting" and announced retaliatory measures. Larry Kudlow, the National Economic Council director, said Trudeau "kind of stabbed us in the back" during the closing press conference.
Or, put another way: If Trump is willing to treat Trudeau, who he allegedly really likes, this way, what does that mean for us?
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Canada's foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, said her country "does not conduct its diplomacy through ad hominem attacks".
The US has said that the best way to solve trade disputes was by lowering tariff and non-tariff barriers by countries and allowing the free market to operate. Senator John McCain responded to these tweets by supposedly speaking for the American people and saying that the country stands with the rest of the G7 countries, even if President Trump does not. Mr. Trump is also slated to visit London next month for a meeting with Ms.
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro told Fox News on Sunday that Trudeau "deserves a special place in hell" for trying to "stab (Trump) in the back on the way out the door", after Trump left the G7 in La Malbaie, Que., and pulled his nation's support for the joint communique.
So what exactly did Trudeau say?
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Greg Valliere, the chief global strategist at Horizon Investments, wrote Monday that the back-and-forth would most likely only cement the resolve of both Trump and Trudeau.
"Ultimately that's what you want", Trump said. "We have seen this with the climate agreement or the Iran deal".
"Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around", Trudeau said after the summit ended in controversy. "I have made it very clear to the President that it is not something we relish doing, but it something that we absolutely will do", Trudeau said of the likelihood of Canada imposing retaliatory tariffs on the US.
"This week started with @realDonaldTrump boosting a Chinese company identified as a national security threat to the U.S. It ended with him standing up for Russian Federation and alienating our allies at the G7".
"Canada has already raised cases at the WTO and at NAFTA, and we will retaliate", she said.
Trudeau, who had said at the news conference that Canada would retaliate for new US tariffs, didn't respond to questions about Trump when the prime minister arrived at a Quebec City hotel Sunday for meetings with other world leaders. Those countermeasures are set to take effect on July 1.
The White House initially said that Trump's meeting with Trudeau was "great" and the leaders were "close to a deal" on trade.