A look at the events leading up to Canada vs. USA battle


"Very dishonest and weak".

The German foreign minister is the first senior Western politician to publicly condemn to President for shock move.

You've heard of politicians raising eyebrows, but this is the first time the public has seen one lowering them - perhaps involuntarily.

The G7 meeting was expected to be tense after Trump's decision to impose steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada, Mexico, and the European Union.

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Trudeau was elected to head a Liberal Party government in October 2015, after his rivals underestimated him, sometimes condescendingly deriding him as a selfie-taking knock-off of his father, 1970s leader Pierre Trudeau.

"It was a betrayal", Kudlow said on CNN's "State of the Union".

Trump advisers described Trudeau's statements as a slight that threatened to make the USA look weak right as the president was leaving for a summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

Trudeau has vehemently opposed the imposition of tariff on USA import of Canadian steel and aluminium and has threatened with retaliatory measures. "We make commitments and keep them", Macron's office said, adding that "France and Europe maintain their support for this (G7) statement". In the most Canadian manner (polite), not directly targeting anyone unlike POTUS (President of the United States).

In his interview Sunday, Kudlow accused Trudeau of making his comments for "domestic political consumption" and doing "a great disservice to the whole G7".

"In the name of the Western allies, he ought to come out today and wish President Trump well in the negotiations, instead of taking potshots at us", Kudlow said.

Sen. John McCain, who is battling brain cancer in his home state of Arizona, called out the President in a tweet Saturday for not siding with USA allies at the summit.

On Monday, former U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman called on Navarro to formally and publicly apologize to Trudeau and to Canadians, "for his insulting and inappropriate remarks".

On the Sunday shows, his advisers followed suit with bizarrely acrimonious rhetoric: Larry Kudlow said Trudeau "stabbed us in the back" and Peter Navarro said there's "a special place in hell" for the allied leader.

June 7 - On the eve of the G7 summit, Trump tweets that Trudeau is "being so indignant" in bringing up the history of U.S.

Navarro added that while these were his own words, they reflected the "the sentiment that was on Air Force One".

France has warned that "fits of anger" can not not dictate worldwide cooperation after US President Donald Trump abruptly rejected a previously agreed joint statement in the wake of a fractious Group of Seven (G7) summit in Canada.

European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said the EU "stands fully behind" the joint statement issued at the end of the G-7 meeting at a resort town in Quebec. "He was even willing to sign that socialist communique".

President Donald Trump's fight with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau not only threatens to unravel the US's relationship with one of its oldest global partners - it could also significantly damage the USA economy. Hours ago, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a news conference in which he said Trump is prepared to offer North Korea unprecedented security assurances, although he did not specify what these guarantees would be.