Trump renews criticism of Trudeau

The top White House economic adviser accused Canada's prime minister on Sunday of betraying President Donald Trump with "polarizing" statements on USA trade policy that risked making the American leader look weak on the eve of a historic summit with North Korea.

"Canada does not conduct its diplomacy through ad hominem attacks ... and we refrain particularly from ad hominem attacks when it comes from a close ally", Ms Freeland told reporters in Quebec City.

She said the European Union would "act" against the US trade measures, which European leaders regard as going against the rules of the World Trade Organization. "Our Tariffs are in response to his 270% on dairy!"

Trump's decision to withdraw his support for the communiqué has drawn sharp criticism from Germany on Sunday.

"President Trump played that process in good faith". Canada does indeed impose a 270% tariff on dairy that has kept many US dairy products from making their way from the U.S.to Canada.

Following the G7 leaders summit, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held a press conference criticizing USA tariffs and said that Canada "will not be pushed around".

U.S. President Donald Trump fired off a volley of tweets on Monday venting anger on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, the European Union and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the wake of a divisive G7 meeting over the weekend.

The President upped the ante in a Twitter barrage aimed at Mr. Trudeau after the summit, threatening "Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!" "That's what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did".

During a press conference after the summit, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau flatly rejected a proposal by the White House to insert a sunset clause in a re-negotiated North American Free Trade Agreement.

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Trump and Trudeau have been sparring over trade in recent days after the USA imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada and the EU.

Canadian officials, including Trudeau, have fanned out across the United States as part of a months-long charm offensive to appeal to pro-trade Republicans at every level.

Any Nafta deal will have a sunset provision of some kind, Trump said Saturday, though he indicated some people are pushing against a five-year time frame.

Earlier in the day, Trump had said there should be "tariff free" trade between the G-7 nations, though he did not elaborate on how or whether the U.S. would reduce barriers.

Mr Trudeau said: "Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable but we also will not be pushed around".

White House National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro said on "Fox News Sunday" there is a "special place in hell" for any leader who engages in "bad faith diplomacy" with President Donald Trump. From promoting democracy and to fighting terrorism, "we're on the same page". He described all seven leaders coming together to sign the joint declaration despite having "some strong, firm conversations on trade, and specifically on American tariffs". So, I ask you: He gets up in the airplane and leaves, and then Trudeau starts blasting him at a domestic news conference?

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

Trump and Trudeau have been ramping up insults ― with Trump characteristically going further than Trudeau ― as the two countries bicker over tariffs.

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