Trump adviser says Trudeau 'stabbed us in the back' at G7 summit

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Less than 24 hours before his meeting with Kim, Trump found time to lambast what he sees as unfair trade practices among the other six industrialized democracies at the summit.

President Donald Trump on Saturday said the United States will not endorse a G7 communique via a tweet that accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of making "false statements".

Saying Trudeau is "dishonest & weak", he also threatened "tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!"

The attack on a longtime ally and its leader drew sharp criticism.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told ARD television that Trump's withdrawal from the communique through a tweet is "sobering and a bit depressing".

Trump had arrived in Singapore late on Sunday for the summit with North Korean leader King Jong Un that could lay the groundwork for ending a nuclear stand-off between the old foes.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, said it's one thing for Mr. Trump to get angry, but quite another to ditch the agreement. "Minimum is 17B. Tax Dairy from us at 270%", he wrote in the first of five tweets relating to the weekend's summit. "Then Justin acts hurt when called out!" $800 Billion Trade Deficit.

President Donald Trump tweeted out more criticism of USA trade partners Monday, including allies in Europe and Canada, adding to his declarations that the United States will no longer tolerate what he has called "trade abuse". "The European Union had a $151 Billion Surplus-should pay much more for Military!"

Mr. Trump's tweets taking aim at the leader of a country that has always been a U.S. ally came after the President left the G7 summit in Canada to travel to Singapore ahead of a planned diplomatic meeting with North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un, CNN reported.

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"They pay only a fraction of the cost - and laugh", he wrote, adding that the European Union needed to pay "much more" to help fund the global military alliance, which comprises of 28 members including the UK, US, Germany, Canada and Turkey. Does anybody believe that makes sense? He told CNN's Jake Tapper that "of course" Trump's tweets about Trudeau actually had to do with North Korea "in large part".

"While I have serious concerns about President Trump's approach to trade talks with Canada, Prime Minister Trudeau has placed our trade relationship with Canada at risk by publicly feuding with President Trump on the world stage", Krishnamoorthi said in a statement. "It is essentially double crossing", Kudlow told CNN's Jake Tapper.

In Quebec City early on Sunday, Trudeau declined to answer reporters' questions about the aftermath of the two-day G7 summit in Quebec.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Mr Trump's announcement on Twitter had destroyed trust and Europe's answer must be to stick even closer together.

And Roland Paris, a former foreign policy adviser to Trudeau, jabbed on Trump on Twitter: "Big tough guy once he's back on his airplane". Can't do it in person.

"When we disagree with our allies on something it is right that we say so and air the issue openly and frankly", she said at a news conference.

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. And what did Trudeau do as soon as the plane took off from Canadian airspace? "That will not stand". "It is a betrayal", he said.

Larry Kudlow, Director of the United States National Economic Council, speaks to reporters in the White House Press Briefing room. Trudeau made an error.

He did him a favour and he was even willing to sign that socialist communique.

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