President Donald Trump said Saturday at the Group of Seven summit in Quebec, Canada, that the United States would "stop trading" with some of its closest allies unless they change what he believes to be unfair trade policies.
The announcement came after the president left the summit, which while in attendance he had announced he wants to put an end to the United States' status as the world's "piggy bank" and suggested eliminating trade barriers between allies.
Trudeau had announced that the G7 members - Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the USA - had agreed upon a joint communiqué, or formal statement, after a hard week on trade issues. It also says the countries will work to promote low or no tariffs in order to promote trade between them. "Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!"
"Justin acts hurt when called out!" the US president said in his latest Tweet. "$800 Billion Trade Deficit".
Following his departure from the summit, Trump said on social media he had "great meetings and relationships" with the six other G-7 leaders.More news: Anthony Bourdain dead: French prosecutor confirms ‘no evidence of foul play’
"Sorry, we can not let our friends, or enemies, take advantage of us on trade anymore".
Earlier, the White House escalated the unprecedented criticism against Trudeau, branding him a back-stabber unworthy of Trump's time. Trump as a result did not sign onto the joint statement concluding the meeting.
He is not about to let his feud with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau die down, however.
The president spoke at a spontaneous news conference at the G7 summit in Canada.
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Just as the Trudeau-hosted G7 meeting of the world's leading industrialized nations had seemed to weather Mr. Trump's threats of a trade war, the president backed out of the group's joint statement that Trudeau said all the leaders had come together to sign.
"[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 G7 summit said on Monday morning on CNN.
Trump's apparent threat to end USA trade deals with top allies came as he feuded with French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other leaders over the trade war he instigated late last month.
Trump has drawn criticism in recent days for suggesting that Russian Federation rejoin the G-7. Sen.
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. We will stand by them and anyone who would depart from them, once their back was turned, shows their incoherence and inconsistency.More news: As G7 summit begins Russia's Putin meet China's Xi
France has warned that "fits of anger" can not not dictate global cooperation after US President Donald Trump abruptly rejected a previously agreed joint statement in the wake of a fractious Group of Seven (G7) summit in Canada.