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14 June 2018, 05:31 | Erica Roy
G-7 summit 2018. Source Associated Press
A few hours earlier, Trudeau had told reporters that all seven leaders had come together to sign the joint declaration.
The European Commission's chief spokesperson Margaritis Schinas reiterated the bloc's full support for a communiqué issued at the end of the weekend's G7 meeting saying the bloc remained commented to the group of to industrialised nation's pledge to uphold an global rules-based system on trade.
Trudeau says five of the G7 countries agreed to a plastics charter to further protect the environment and oceans.
His tweet also accused the prime minister of being "dishonest and weak", and claimed that he only placed tariffs on aluminum and steel in response to Canada's "270% on dairy!" "What we have is a country here in the United States, which has the lowest tariffs in the world, lowest non-tariff barriers in the world", saidPeter Navarro, a White House trade adviser, on CNN in March.
"Canada has been restrained throughout in dealing with a temperamental president and I think all the way through we've avoided rising to provocation and tried to deal with the facts", said McKenna.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference after his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018.
But Trudeau pointed to firm commitments from some members of the G7 to promote cleaner oceans and fund better access to education for girls in poor countries. A senior USA administration official said that Trump had been angered by Trudeau's comments.
It's a startling attack on the leader of the US neighbor and ally.
President Donald Trump took more swipes at Canada and its prime minister over trade issues as he settled in for a summit with North Korea in Singapore, contending that "Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal".
Freeland, asked about support from allies, said: "The position of our European allies, including Japan, is the same as ours".
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Earlier that day, Trump also tweeted: "Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the USA massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers". Trump said it was snapped as they waited for changes he'd requested to the communique, which he ended up pulling out of.
Trudeau had announced that the G7 members - Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the US - had agreed upon a joint communiqué, or formal statement, after a hard week on trade issues.
At the same time, Easter said, business owners were expressing support for the Trudeau government in trying to de-escalate what has become a trade war. Trudeau stuck our president in the back. These countermeasures amount up to 16.6 billion Canadian dollars (about 12 billion USA dollars) in imports of steel, aluminum, and other products from the Unites States, and are set to come into effect on July 1 this year.
European officials suggested that the upbeat, punchy news conference that Trump delivered before skipping out was aimed at his trade-skeptic supporters back home and did not reflect the results of the summit.
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