Published: Thu, June 14, 2018

G7 leaders agree to joint communique: Trudeau

G7 leaders agree to joint communique: Trudeau

The purely symbolic vote of solidarity came a day after White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said: "There is a special place in hell" for Trudeau for his "bad faith diplomacy" with Trump, as a dispute over trade escalated.

Trump was travelling from North America to Asia when he withdrew from a Group of Seven economic statement and insulted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as "dishonest" and "weak". "All Justin Trudeau had to do was take the win", Navarro said.

Two points of the joint communique formulated by the G7 members were not negotiated with the U.S. president, but that didn't prevent the Canadian prime minister from announcing that all member-states had reached common ground on the final statement.

Trudeau fires back on May 31 over the tariffs being applied on the premise Canada poses a national security threat to the U.S.

A spokesman for Trudeau told the New York Times that the prime minister is focusing on "everything we accomplished here at the summit".

The Prime Minister's Office did release a statement late Saturday, following Trump's tweets, that said: "We are focused on everything we accomplished here at the G7 summit".

The tariffs, as well as Trump's noted opposition to multilateralism, his criticism of Canadian trade barriers and suggestion that the union become the G8 with the inclusion of Russian Federation made for a chaotic lead into the G7 summit.

On Monday, European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said the EU "stands fully behind" the statement and "will continue to stand up for an worldwide, rules-based, multilateral system". "To my friends in Canada, that was one of the worst political miscalculations of a Canadian leader, in modern Canadian history. All Justin Trudeau had to do was take the win".


Navarro calls that a "socialist communique" that Trump pulled out of. Sound off Justin Trudeau's falling eyebrow.

The Americans' criticism of Trudeau left a former Canadian prime minister, Stephen Harper, stumped. He added that the Trudeau was even undermining the efforts of the United States and its allies.

According to Trump, it's not fair that other countries like Canada and India "have trade barriers against our farmers".

And while she joined with Mr. Trudeau and other European leaders in opposing the USA decision to slap import tariffs on steel and aluminum, she urged continued dialogue.

Sunday, Trump's chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow accused Trudeau of undermining the US and its allies with comments he made at the G7 summit. "It's for them that we work together. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!", Trump wrote in a second tweet.

The US leader repeated once more that it would be a good idea for Russian Federation to return to the G7 and insisted that at the summit, some have liked the idea.

"What the vain and delicate Trump apparently expected Trudeau to say was that the summit was a success due entirely to the President's generous participation, and that a grateful, moist-eyed Canada would no longer retaliate against his unjustified tariffs".

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