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Mr Trump has consistently said that countries that have a trade surplus with the United States - meaning they export more to the USA than they import - are "taking advantage" of the US.

Trump had delivered a stark warning to America's trading partners not to counter his decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

May 25 - Trump reportedly quips to Trudeau, "Didn't you guys burn down the White House?" after Trudeau protests the USA invoking "national security" as its reason for imposing tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum. He said the Trump administration's use of a national security provision to impose the tariffs was "kind of insulting", given that Canadians have fought side by side with Americans in foreign lands.

"There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door", Navarro said.

June 10 - Trump's economic advisor Larry Kudlow tells CNN that Trudeau "stabbed us in the back". "[Trudeau] can't put Trump in a position of being weak going into the North Korean talks with Kim".

The outburst against Trudeau, and by association the other G7 members, is only the latest incident in which Trump has clashed with America's closest allies, even as he has had warm words for autocrats like Kim and Russia's Vladimir Putin.

Trump later said that while he has strong personal relationships with Trudeau and other leaders, he believes their countries are ripping off the United States through high tariffs.

Canada's House of Commons adopted an unusual unanimous resolution Monday backing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after he was harshly criticized by President Trump, while Americans lent support to their northern neighbor on Twitter through a special hashtag #Thank Canada.

When Trump was pressed about the annexation of Crimea, he placed the blame on President Barack Obama for failing to handle the situation.

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North Korea defends its nuclear and missile programs as a deterrent against what it sees as USA aggression. We can go fast. "We're going to start a process".

"The Prime Minister pressed the President to reconsider the US tariffs imposed on Canadian steel and aluminum, and encouraged him to work with Canada to address unfair trade", a Canadian readout of their meeting reads.

"He was talking about the USA tariffs", CBS host Margaret Brennan said. In that news conference, Trump backtracked on the progress that was reportedly made behind the scenes and "promptly appeared to reject even the ideas on trade embodied in the communiqué he had agreed to", per The Star.

Since Trump's election in 2016, Trudeau has tried to take a conciliatory approach to the populist Republican president and has been careful never to run him down in public.

Among other insults the president levelled at the PM, Trump called Trudeau "very dishonest and weak", and accused Canada of ripping the US off in trade.

Mulroney has acted as an informal advisor on US trade to Trudeau's Liberal government.

But, despite the summit ending in acrimony, Mrs May stressed the United Kingdom remains committed to working together with other nations on global challenges such as free trade.

As Derek Scissors of the American Enterprise Institute points out, the trade agreement could extend beyond North America to Britain, which is seeking a new trade arrangement as it exits the European Union, and the Philippines and Taiwan, which are pressured by China. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!

Despite his own U.S. Trade Representative's office confirming the trade surplus falls more than $8 billion in Washington's favor, Trump has repeatedly insisted that U.S. workers are getting ripped off by NAFTA. Trudeau stuck our president in the back.


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