Donald Trump: Top economies should drop all tariffs

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The United States on Saturday signed a G-7 declaration calling for a reduction of tariffs and other barriers to trade, though President Donald Trump continued to lash out at traditionally close allies for allegedly treating unfairly on trade.

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2018Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal.

Trudeau's foreign minister responded by condemning "ad hominem attacks", and Germany and France criticised Trump's comments.

We wondered what Trudeau had done to make Trump angry.

The prime minister has kept a low profile since Trump called him "very dishonest and weak" and withdrew support for a Group of Seven communique reached at the summit Trudeau hosted in Quebec on Saturday.

"PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, "US Tariffs were kind of insulting" and he 'will not be pushed around.' Very dishonest & weak".

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While Ottawa is considering options for retaliatory tariffs against Washington, Canadian citizens have chose to take the matter of retaliating against the USA tariffs on steel and aluminum into their own hands.

Trump was quiet after touching down in Singapore on Sunday night but was back online first thing Monday morning, engaging Trudeau again in a war of words.

Bashing the leader of one of America's venerable allies, the White House escalated its trade tirade and leveled more withering and unprecedented criticism Sunday against Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. Can't do it in person. What we did this weekend was come together, roll up our sleeves and figure out consensus language that we could all agree to on a broad range of issues, whether it's making an economy that works for everyone, ensuring the inclusion of women and girls, being bold in protecting our environment, or moving forward in a meaningful way to prepare for the jobs of the future.

Navarro said Trump "did the courtesy to Justin Trudeau to travel up to Quebec for that summit". And what did Trudeau do as soon as the plane took off from Canadian airspace? "That will not stand".

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. "They surely can not be that upset about what the prime minister said", according to a second Canadian official.

Trump, who is in Singapore for negotiations with North Korea, continued to rip into U.S. trading partners late Sunday night Eastern Time, repeating complaints about the United States trade deficit and contributions to NATO.

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In a mocking tone, Kudlow rattled off the reasons Trudeau offered for his barbed critique of Trump's policies.

"There are always irritants in relationships", Pompeo said, adding that without partners like Canada, "we wouldn't be in this place, we wouldn't have this diplomatic opportunity" with the North. Minimum is 17B. Tax Dairy from us at 270%.

Freeland reiterated that Canada would retaliate to U.S. tariffs in a measured and reciprocal way, adding the country would always be willing to talk.

"Sorry, we can not let our friends, or enemies, take advantage of us on trade anymore".

In an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union," Kudlow argued that Trudeau's critique amounted to a betrayal of the G7, as well as the U.S.

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