Trump says United States won't sign G7 joint statement, leaving summit in chaos

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Within minutes of the official release of the document, Trump attacked Trudeau on Twitter over what he described as the prime minister's "false statements" during the closing news conference - and the president announced the us would no longer endorse the communique.

Following the G7 leaders summit, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held a press conference criticizing US tariffs and said that Canada "will not be pushed around".

During the news conference in question, Trudeau pushed back against the recently announced tariffs on Canadian imports, saying Canada would retaliate with its own tariffs beginning July 1.

Tensions between the US and the European Union (EU) have grown since Trump's recent announcement that he would impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the EU, Canada and Mexico.

G7 includes the seven leading industrialized countries of Britain, the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada.

So, I ask you: "He gets up in the airplane and leaves, and then Trudeau starts blasting him at a domestic news conference?"

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

US President Donald Trump waves as he arrives to board Air Force One to depart for travel to Singapore from the Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, Quebec, Canada, on June 9, 2018.

Trump added: "Very dishonest & weak".

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Trump's decision to pull out of the communique was met with criticism by US politicians on both sides of the aisle.

"Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around". But, Trump's defenders today say that he is simply standing up for America.

"There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump", Navarro insisted. The president responded on Twitter, while en route to Singapore calling Trudeau, "Very dishonest and weak".

"It is a historic negotiation and there is no way this president is not going to stand strong", Kudkow said on CBS' Face the Nation. "We're gonna fix that situation, and if it's not fixed, we're not going to deal with these countries".

Hours after Mr Trump withdrew his support for the joint statement and attacked Mr Trudeau, Mr Kudlow and trade adviser Peter Navarro drove the message home on Sunday morning news shows in an extraordinary assault on a close United States ally and neighbour.

Trudeau used a media conference on Saturday to reject a United States demand for a sunset clause in the North American trade agreement, Nafta, that Trump has at different times pressed to abolish or renegotiate.

"That's what bad-faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference", Navarro said. "But I don't see any fundamental problem in the Canadian-American trade relationship".

US President Donald Trump tweets he has no endorsement for G7 communique in Canada as other G7 leaders agree to fight protectionism.