Trump's top economic adviser accuses Trudeau of backstabbing after G7

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"He was polarizing. He really kind of stabbed us in the back", Kudlow, who literally at times was shaking with rage, said on CNN's "State of the Union".

In May, Trump hit Canada, Mexico and the European Union with steel and aluminum tariffs as part of an effort to create "FAIR TRADE" agreements with America's partners.

Following his departure from the summit Saturday evening, Trump tweeted that Trudeau was "Very dishonest & weak" during the summit, drawing criticism from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, including Arizona Republican Sen.

Kudlow went on to assert that Trump's continued tariff threats against Canada on Saturday were a show of toughness ahead of the president's meeting in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

The fireworks started after Trump departed a summit meeting in Canada of the Group of 7, a gathering of seven nations with highly developed economies.

Soon after Trump's tweets, his national security adviser John Bolton tweeted a now-viral photo of the President sitting down and crossing his arms with the other leaders standing around him.

Tensions have been building between the two countries for months, as President Trump has targeted Canada as one of the many countries he sees as giving American the short end of the stick in trade deals.

He told Fox News Mr. Trump "did the courtesy to Justin Trudeau to travel up to Quebec for that summit".

Donald Trump arrives in Singapore for historic US-N Korea summit
However, the South Carolina Republican noted that he is "not here to spread democracy" or to unite the North with South Korea. The North Korean leader's security detail was out in full force on Sunday shortly after Kim's plane landed in Changi Airport.

World Leaders React to Trump’s Bizarre Attacks On Canada
Donald Trump has been busy attacking USA allies ahead of the G7 summit which begins today in the town of La Malbaie in Quebec. He said that Canada has to stand up for itself.

Merkel says differences on trade remain despite joint G7 communique
The German leader has been at the forefront of talks to try to resolve differences at the summit, as is clear in this photo. Trump said Saturday that he has a great relationship with his allies.

Krishnamoorthi warned that "by driving both sides into their corners instead of encouraging a more diplomatic dialogue", the Canadian prime minister is sabotaging trade negotiations between the USA and Canada.

"In the name of the Western allies, he ought to come out today and wish President Trump well in the negotiations, instead of taking potshots at us", Kudlow said.

Trump's trade adviser Peter Navarro also lashed out on Sunday at Trudeau's statements, saying they represent "bad faith".

Shortly after Mr. Trudeau said that he was "happy to announce that we have released a joint communique by all seven countries" indicating that the United States was also included, Mr. Trump announced that Washington would reverse its decision and not sign the statement.

Speaking at a news conference, Mr Trudeau said: "I highlighted directly to the president that Canadians did not take it lightly, the United States' move forward with significant tariffs on our steel and aluminium industry". Trudeau stuck our president in the back.

"To our allies: bipartisan majorities of Americans remain pro-free trade, pro-globalization & supportive of alliances based on 70 years of shared values", McCain tweeted.

Trudeau's remarks prompted Trump to pull out of a joint communique that was a fragile consensus on the trade dispute between Washington and its top allies, Kudlow said.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Trump had made a "big mistake" by withdrawing from the communique.

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