US, Canada, European countries caught up in growing G7 rift over tariffs

Trump Takes More Swipes at Canada After Arrival in Singapore

Where does Trump's outburst leave international relations?

In recent weeks, trading partners of the USA have criticised new tariffs on steel and aluminium imports imposed by the Trump administration.

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.

The verbal volleys by Navarro and Trump's top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, picked up where Trump left off Saturday evening with a series of tweets from Air Force One en route to Singapore for his nuclear summit Tuesday with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

However, on Monday, several MPs expressed concerns about the United Kingdom reaching any deal with the US given President Trump's recent trade actions against Canada, the European Union and other countries. Ms.

But Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday on ABC's "This Week", "I'm not so sure John's right about where America is on trade".

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He also announced he was backing out of a joint communique on trade between the United States and its main allies.

"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.

Trump responded to the Canadian prime minster's news conference by tweeting that because of Trudeau's statement, he would not sign the communique that the G-7 nations had drafted at the summit.

He hit out after the G7 summit ended in acrimony and the growing threat of a transatlantic trade war triggered by his decision to impose tariffs on imports of European steel.

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White House legislative director Marc Short said on Monday that he would not have used Peter Navarro's words that there was a "special place in hell" for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The president responded on Twitter, while en route to Singapore calling Trudeau, "Very dishonest and weak. We strive to reduce tariff barriers, non-tariff barriers and subsidies", it said, reflecting the typical language of decades of G7 statements.

"POTUS is not going to let a Canadian prime minister push him around on the eve of this", Kudlow said on CNN in reaction to Trudeau's closing news conference at the summit. -Canada border. Trudeau told reporters that imposing 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".

President Donald Trump with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the G7 summit.

Have you ever heard in your life a bigger load of crap from an American trade official? He says that we are the problem with tariffs. "On the contrary, as part of the USA law, we are part of the national defense base of the United States".

While making no direct criticism of Mr Trump, Mrs May told MPs: "This was a hard summit with, at times, some very candid discussions, but the conclusion I draw is that it is only through continued dialogue that we can find ways to work together to resolve the challenges we face".

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