Published: Mon, June 11, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

War of words erupts between United States and G7 allies

War of words erupts between United States and G7 allies

The leaders of the United States, Canada, Japan, France, Germany, Italy and Britain made the strongly worded statement just hours after US President Donald Trump, who is part of the G7, said he wanted Moscow re-invited to the group.

On Sunday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the G7 meeting in Canada was complicated and disappointing.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to U.S. President Donald Trump during the second day of the G7 meeting in La Malbaie, Que., on June 9, 2018.

The official, Peter Tusk tweeted that "there's a special place in heaven for Justin Trudeau".

Trump negotiated in good faith on the communique agreed by the other members of the G7, only to have Trudeau criticize USA policy after he left, Kudlow said.

Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un converged on this island city state Sunday ahead of one of the most unusual and highly anticipated summits in recent world history, a sit-down Tuesday morning meant to settle a stand-off over Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal.

The G7 summit took place over two days in Charlevoix, Quebec.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members, in general, make financial contributions based on their economic output, and as a result of being the world's biggest economy the United States does contribute a larger amount than other nations.

"[Mr Trudeau] really kind of stabbed us in the back", Mr Kudlow, the director of the National Economic Council who had accompanied Mr Trump to the summit of wealthy nations on Saturday, said on CNN's State of the Union.

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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 Trump.

Media captionWho left their mark on President Trump at the G7 summit? "$800 billion trade deficit", he said via Twitter.

Navarro condemned Trudeau's statement as "one of the worst political miscalculations by a Canadian leader in modern Canadian history" and said Trudeau's promise of Canada pursuing retaliatory measures in response to Trump's tariffs was "nothing short of an attack on our political system".

French President Emmanuel Macron attacked Trump's stance, saying, "International cooperation can not be dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks". "We make commitments and keep to them", a statement from the French presidency quoted by AFP news agency said.

"That's what bad-faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference", Navarro said.

"Eyebrow gate" may well have been thanks to lighting at the press conference or pictures taken at a unusual angle-but that hasn't stopped speculation about Trudeau's possibly fake eyebrows online, with Twitter loving the odd images. Trudeau stuck our president in the back.

"Canada has already raised cases at the WTO and at NAFTA, and we will retaliate", she said.

"We have done just that at this summit, registering our deep disappointment at the unjustified decision by the USA to apply tariffs to European Union steel and aluminium imports". "I don't think that ratcheting up the rhetoric is going to improve things".

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