The G7 summit in Canada has ended in the escalation of a row over trade with US President Donald Trump withdrawing support for a communique, citing "false statements" by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
In a tweet posted Saturday evening, Trump said his decision was based on "false statements" made by Trudeau during a press conference he gave, as well as "the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs" on USA companies.
Shortly after Trudeau said that he was "happy to announce that we have released a joint communique by all seven countries" indicating that the United States had signed on, Trump announced the USA would reverse its decision and not sign on to the statement after all. Trump has also maintained his stance that tariffs are a national security issue, because unfair trade deals "affect our military", he said.
The president also tweeted from aboard Air Force One that due to "Justin's false statements" the US would not sign on with the other six members of the G-7 to a joint communique that was to follow the meeting.
Donald Trump accused the summit's chairman Justin Trudeau of dishonesty.
"We have a tremendous trade imbalance", Trump said during Saturday's press conference.
"He was polarizing. He really kind of stabbed us in the back", Kudlow, who literally at times was shaking with rage, said on CNN's "State of the Union".
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Trump described Justin Trudeau conduct in Saturday's meeting as "meek and mild" behind closed doors.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Mr Trump's announcement on Twitter had destroyed trust and Europe's answer must be to stick even closer together.
Trump's change of heart appeared to have been invoked by Trudeau's comments on Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs against Canada and other allies.
In a mocking tone, Kudlow rattled off the reasons Trudeau offered for his barbed critique of Trump's policies. -Canada border. Trudeau told reporters that imposing retaliatory measures "is not something I relish doing" but that he wouldn't hesitate to do so because "I will always protect Canadian workers and Canadian interests". "We will stand by them and anyone who would depart from them, once their back was turned, shows their incoherence and inconsistency", the statement said.
But Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday on ABC's "This Week", "I'm not so sure John's right about where America is on trade".
"He did him a favor", Navarro said. "I don't understand the obsession with trade relations with Canada", he said on Fox News, given that Canada is the biggest single buyer of American goods and services in the world.
When Tapper asked if Trump was planning any payback for Trudeau's comments, Kudlow said he wasn't aware of any further moves.