Trump takes more swipes at Canada and Trudeau after tense G7 summit


US President Donald Trump continued to excoriate his Group of 7 summit allies in a series of tweets from Singapore, where he is due to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a historic summit Tuesday.

Then, as he was departing this past weekend's G7 summit, Trump took to Twitter to air some grievences with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Simard said Trump's take-no-prisoners approach to trade is cause for deep concern, especially in border towns like his. "He is a thug using Soviet-style aggression to wage a shadow war against America, and our leaders should act like it", Sasse said.

After Trump left the event, he launched a scathing attack on Canada's tariffs, while Trudeau called the USA president's steel and aluminum imports tax "kind of insulting", and insisted that Canadians "will not be pushed around" when it comes to further talks.

He also insulted Trudeau personally, dubbing him "very dishonest and weak" and excoriated Canada's managed dairy market, which is a tiny part of total exchanges but is protected by a huge 270 percent tariff.

At his closing G7 news conference, Trudeau once again refers to the national-security premise behind the tariffs as "kind of insulting" and then explains Canada's retaliation - "I have made it very clear to the president that it is not something we relish doing, but it is something that we absolutely will do because Canadians are polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around".

Trump's attacks have Canadian businesses that use aluminum and steel very anxious, said Ontario Conservative MP John Brassard, who added that there is real concern that there will be serious job implications in very short order.

Hours after Mr Trump withdrew his support for the joint statement and attacked Mr Trudeau, Mr Kudlow and trade adviser Peter Navarro drove the message home on Sunday morning news shows in an extraordinary assault on a close United States ally and neighbour.

And it's this over-the-top BS rhetoric that has become commonplace within the Trump administration and Navarro is one of those people who will say anything to appease his boss. "This can not be our party". "I thought that was inappropriate. I mean, he really kind of stabbed us in the back".

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 U.S. allies at the summit.

"To our allies: bipartisan majorities of Americans remain pro-free trade, pro-globalization & supportive of alliances based on 70 years of shared values", the Arizona senator tweeted. You can see that his eyebrows have always been uneven.

McCain's best friend and colleague in the Senate, South Carolina Sen. "I'm sure we'll work it out at the end of the day because we need each other". "The Bernie Sanders element of the Democratic Party doesn't stand for free trade. I believe that, John McCain believes it. but I'm not so sure most Americans (agree)".

The privately owned US company also operates a lumber mill in Plaster Rock, N.B., which produces wood chips and biomass for the Edmundston operation.

On trade, Tennessee Republican Sens.

May 25 - Trump reportedly quips to Trudeau, "Didn't you guys burn down the White House?" after Trudeau protests the US invoking "national security" as its reason for imposing tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum.

Democrats, meanwhile, have been more outspoken. "According to a Canada release, they make nearly 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with USA (guess they were bragging and got caught!)".

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, accused Trump of executing Putin's diplomatic and national security strategy, not America's. "After the last few days, it's hard to tell", he tweeted.