Trump backs out of G-7 communique, criticises Canadian PM Trudeau

Trump backs out of G-7 communique, criticises Canadian PM Trudeau

In Washington, the top White House economic adviser accused Canada's prime minister on Sunday of betraying Trump with "polarising" statements on USA trade policy that risked undermining the American leader on the eve of a historic summit with North Korea.

And it remains unclear whether the U.S. even backs the broad sustainable development principles set out in the text, after Trump shocked diplomats by withdrawing his support for the final text in a fit of pique over Canadian Prime Minister's Justin Trudeau's comments on USA trade tariffs.

This weekend's G7 Summit in Canada may have ended in disarray as President Trump took exception to his host's comments on trade and refused to endorse the final communique, but even before the United States stormed out deep divisions on climate and environmental policy were already baked in to the summit's outcomes.

Asked if she was concerned that Trump could retaliate against European Union counter-measures by imposing tariffs on cars, Merkel said: "First of all, we'll try and see if we can prevent this".

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

"Donald Trump has dealt a further heavy blow to the Western community of states with his behavior after the G-7 summit", said Johann Wadephul, a deputy caucus leader of Merkel's bloc.

Under President Trump, trade dispute between India and the United States has increased, with his administration asking New Delhi to lower its trade barriers and open up its market.

"Kim must not see American weakness".

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She also said the European Union would "act" against the US trade measures.

"And that's a very profitable answer, if we have to do it", Trump warned before leaving Canada for Singapore where he is scheduled to hold a much publicised summit with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Tuesday.

France and Europe are standing by the G7 communique, a French presidency official said, adding anyone departing from the commitments made at the summit would be showing their "incoherence and inconsistency".

Events at the Group of Seven summit have brought the European Union closer together, Germany's economy minister said on Monday. He emphatically said that the USA was no longer going to allow that kind of imbalance.

Last week, Canada hit back at the Trump administration by announcing retaliatory tariffs on up to 16.6 billion Canadian dollars (12.8 billion USA dollars) worth of US steel and aluminum as well as a diverse list of other products.

"I wished him all the best for tomorrow's summit, which we hope will be a first step on the path to peace", the Prime Minister also said, adding that he was "looking forward to a positive outcome".

But the summit host, Trudeau, whose nation was among those singled out by Trump, pushed back and said he would not hesitate to retaliate against his neighbor to the south.

The president concluded his tweetstorm by saying, "Sorry, we can not let our friends, or enemies, take advantage of us on Trade anymore".

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