Trump rips Canada and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in tweets from Singapore

The U.S. helped negotiate the joint communique and was "very close to making a deal with Canada" on the North American Free Trade Agreement, Kudlow said.

"He really kind of stabbed us in the back", Kudlow said. Facing pointed criticism from increasingly disillusioned allies, he punched back, uncowed by the growing global outcry.

The Trump administration last week imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, the European Union and Mexico, prompting retaliation and casting a shadow over a G7 summit in Canada that appeared likely to end without consensus. He declared, "We have to straighten it out". "That's what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did, and that comes right from Air Force One".

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who met with Trudeau on Sunday, said it was time for G20 nations to play a role and to "also bring about some good sense to all the key players".

Germany and France both issued robust responses to Mr Trump's decision to order United States officials not to endorse the communique. According to a Canada release, they make nearly 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with USA (guess they were bragging and got caught!). He had earlier received direct personal support from some European leaders.

During the talks in Quebec, Trump surprised G-7 leaders by proposing an end to all tariffs and trade barriers. "We make commitments and keep to them". Trump suggested Russian Federation rejoin the group after being pushed out in 2014 when it annexed Ukraine's Crimean peninsula. But the president broadsided his allies after leaving the meeting by disavowing a joint statement the US had agreed to, criticizing Trudeau and vowing tariffs on automobiles. The negotiations will either be bilateral or trilateral with Mexico, he said. She added "there are no grounds whatsoever for bringing Russian Federation with its current behavior back into the G-7".

But Trudeau later contradicted the president: "We will not, can not sign a trade deal that expires every five years". They could also damage Japan and Germany.

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow accused Trudeau of betraying Trump with "polarizing" statements on trade policy that risked making the USA leader look weak ahead of the historic summit with Kim. He said the G-7 meeting will appear to be six lined up against one.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un arrive in Singapore for historic summit
Trump traveled to Singapore from Canada, where he met with other world leaders whose countries make up the Group of Seven. Obviously, one reason for Kim accepting the invitation is a chance at easing the dire economic situation in North Korea .

French President Emmanuel Macron had labelled the summit a success before Trump's Twitter posts, saying there was relief within the G-7 that an escalation of the trade dispute had been avoided.

"The national security pretext is absurd and frankly insulting to Canadians, the closest and strongest ally the United States has had", she said.

But Arizona Sen. John McCain, who is often aligned with Graham, pushed back Saturday against Trump's refusal to sign the G-7 statement. And what did Trudeau do as soon as the plane took off from Canadian airspace?

"They are simply not playing fair - dishonest, weak", Navarro said, echoing some of the same words Trump used in his tweets.

"And so began a long litany of recriminations, somewhat bitter reports that the United States was treated unfairly, that the trading system was totally unfavorable to the United States, the American economy, American workers, the middle class", the official said.

The move enraged Trump, who branded his Canadian counterpart "dishonest and weak" in a furious tweet, announcing the U.S. would pull out of an agreed communique. Macron tweeted a short video of the two together, saying: "Sharing, reaching out, always, to promote the interests of the French people, and all those who believe in a world we can build together". Trump is due to meet with North Korea's Kim on Tuesday. On Friday morning, he appeared in no hurry to leave for Canada, walking out of the White House more than half an hour late and answering questions from reporters for almost 20 minutes.

But by ordering his representatives to back out of the communique, Mr Trump appeared to be asserting his oft-stated aim of upsetting the status quo whether by pulling out of the global climate accord or the worldwide nuclear deal with Iran or threats to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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