Trade war: European Union to put tariffs on U.S. after Trump’s ‘depressing’ tweets

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"The withdrawal, so to speak, via tweet is of course. sobering and a bit depressing", Merkel said on Sunday in an ARD television interview following the G7 summit.

That comes after Trudeau's press conference on Saturday.

Mr Trump's salvo capped a rollecoaster two days of controversies that began with his suggestion Russian Federation be readmitted to the G7, then what a French official described as a "rant" full of "recriminations" against United States trading partners, followed by a denial of any tensions with leaders at the summit and his description of their relationship as a "10".

Trump, who was headed to Singapore for a summit with North Korean leaders, criticized Trudeau for making "false statements" at a news conference held after Trump had left Canada.

Trump said he doesn't blame the current leaders, but he had a sharp warning for them if they don't work with him to correct what he sees as an unfair situation.

President Donald Trump, whose tariff fight is overtaking the Group of Seven leaders' meeting, renewed his threats to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement and pursue separate deals with Canada and Mexico.

Other photos taken of the discussion were soon released, by the White House and the offices of other leaders.

Speaking on US broadcaster Fox News, US trade adviser Peter Navarro blamed Canada for the disastrous ending to the G7 summit.

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Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau have been at loggerheads over trade tariffs

"He really kind of stabbed us in the back", Mr Kudlow told United States media.

Canada's foreign minister Chrystia Freeland said her country "does not conduct its diplomacy through ad hominem attacks".

Asked whether Canada should put its supply management of dairy on the table, Ambrose said she understands it's a sensitive political subject and a "sacred cow", but "in a trade negotiation we have to be willing to put everything on the table".

A New York Times reporter who was present at the Trudeau press conference tweeted Sunday that he didn't understand what remarks Kudlow was referring to when the economic adviser said Trudeau stabbed the the back. He described all seven leaders coming together to sign the joint declaration despite having "some strong, firm conversations on trade, and specifically on American tariffs".

She said that she still believes Trump shares the principled stance of the G7 on "many issues".

Sunday a Democratic Representative from IL surprisingly sided with President Donald Trump in the White House's ongoing war of words over tariffs with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. "Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270 percent on dairy!" the USA president tweeted. He said that Canada has to stand up for itself.

Kudlow said he personally negotiated with Trudeau during the two-day G7 summit in Quebec's Charlevoix region and insisted the US agreed to the language in the communique in good faith.

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