The White House is quietly trying to fix the American government's fractured relationship with Canada as President Donald Trump is in Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Politico reported Monday.
The communique, which had appeared to have papered over the cracks that surfaced so uncharacteristically at the G7, said the leaders of the United States, Canada, Britain, France, Italy, Germany and Japan were agreed on the need for "free, fair, and mutually beneficial trade" and the importance of fighting protectionism.
Members of Trump's inner circle continued the attacks, with both chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow - who said that Trudeau had "stabbed us in the back" - and Peter Navarro, Trump's trade adviser, directing a series of stinging comments at the Canadian leader.
The United States and Canada are facing a diplomatic and trade crisis as top White House advisers hurled insults at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday morning, accusing him of "stabbing the U.S. in the back".
When Trump's tweets withdrawing support from the G7 statement hit on Saturday, the prime minister's office said Trudeau had not said anything in his closing news conference he has not said to Trump before. "He is a thug using Soviet-style aggression to wage a shadow war against America, and our leaders should act like it", Sasse said.
In response to the initial tweets critical of her country and prime minister, Canada's foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, said her nation "does not conduct its diplomacy through ad hominem attacks".
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Trade was a massive issue at this year's summit with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Trump butting heads. Trump's decision to withdraw his support for the communique has drawn sharp criticism from European countries.
"But he also pledged to retaliate against the United States tariffs on steel and aluminum products in defense of Canadian workers".
Also in response, Larry Kudlow, director of the White House's National Economic Council, said on Sunday in an interview with CNN that Trudeau betrayed Trump with "polarizing" statements on USA trade policy.
"That's what matters", he wrote.
"Kim must not see American weakness", he told CNN.
"International cooperation can not be dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks", Macron's statement said.
But two sources with direct knowledge of the situation told CBC News that Canada has heard this kind of positive rhetoric from Trump before - without seeing results at the NAFTA negotiating table.
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Trump made the comments in tweets from Air Force One as he headed to Singapore for his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. "I don't understand the obsession with trade relations with Canada", he said on Fox News, given that Canada is the biggest single buyer of American goods and services in the world. "We make commitments and keep them".
"We strive to reduce tariff barriers, non-tariff barriers and subsidies", it said.
"The European Union is brutal to the United States".
"There's a lot of concern being expressed about where this might go", Easter said as he entered the House of Commons. They didn't tell you that, did they?
She said that the European countries will not be "taken advantage of" in terms of trade and that they would "act" against the US trade measures, which are considered as going against the World Trade Organization's rules. Senator John McCain responded to these tweets by supposedly speaking for the American people and saying that the country stands with the rest of the G7 countries, even if President Trump does not.
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