What Really Sparked Trump's Outrage Over Trudeau's Statement?

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After Mr Trump had left the summit in Quebec he rounded on Justin Trudeau personally via Twitter, suggesting the Canadian prime minister was "very dishonest and weak" and "acts hurt when called out".

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel talks with U.S. President Donald Trump at the G7 Summit.

The details of the conversation, which Axios previously reported, come amid fears of a looming trade war over the Trump administration's move to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union, Canada and Mexico.

"That's unconscionable", Heyman said."Anybody who represents the United States of America from the White House using that kind of language with any world leader of any type, I think is uncalled for".

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets U.S. President Donald Trump during the official welcoming ceremony at the G7 Leaders Summit in La Malbaie, Que., on Friday, June 8, 2018.

"Based on Justin's false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!" "Minimum is 17B. Tax Dairy from us at 270%", he wrote in the first of five tweets relating to the weekend's summit.

May 31 - The Trump administration announces that Canada will no longer be exempt from steel and aluminum tariffs, prompting the Trudeau government to announce its own counter-measures. "There is a movement in our party that Trump's seized that got him the nomination, and eventually became president of the United States". But the diplomatic fireworks ended up even more spectacular than anticipated.

While Trump also presented the idea that the member countries should drop off tariffs and trade barriers, he also reportedly complained to the other leaders about their trade policies and said the USA would continue with tariffs absent concessions.

Trump noted that the other nations know they've been taking advantage of the USA because all they can do is "smile" at him when he brings it up. According to Trudeau, he told the president that Canadians may be polite and reasonable but they will not be pushed around and that his nation doesn't "relish" putting tariffs on US goods and services but is willing to do so.

President of the European Council Donald Tusk said that "There is a special place in heaven for Justin Trudeau".

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Trump's name three times in a short, obscene salvo that brought the Radio City Music Hall audience roaring to its feet". And I just want to say how proud I am to be a part of a community that celebrates diversity and individuality.

Two Trump advisers have used television interviews to attack Trudeau following the summit. Still, numerous Canadian officials, including Trudeau's spokesperson, noted that he said nothing new or anything that hadn't been discussed with Trump in private.

Members of Trump's inner circle continued the attacks, with both chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow - who said that Trudeau had "stabbed us in the back" - and Peter Navarro, Trump's trade adviser, directing a series of stinging comments at the Canadian leader.

Krueger said the strong words most likely reflected the president's thinking.

The Canadian tariffs target $264 million in Minnesota products headed to Canada, adding $35 million to the cost of exports.

"International cooperation can not be dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks", he said in a statement.

- Trudeau added that Trump "will continue to say what he says", but G7 countries made significant progress on matters of economy, female empowerment, environment and jobs. "The only people capable of persuading Trump to stop this are in the United States, but they have not hit anything like top gear", said one person close to the matter.

"Canada will impose more tariffs; the trade war will get worse before it gets better", Valliere said.

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow and trade adviser Peter Navarro drove the message home in an extraordinary assault on a close USA ally and neighbour.

Trump has already kick-started an investigation into auto imports, which could result in tariffs on foreign vehicles.

We have a feeling this is all far from over... considering Trump still has access to Twitter. One of its early tweets read: numerous jokes were directed at the XX-year-old Canadian President, who bore the brunt of a twitter attack from President Trump and his White House advisers.

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