Trudeau 'stabbed us in back' on trade, says Trump chief economic adviser

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The aftermath of the G7 Summit was rife with strife Sunday, with American economic director Larry Kudlow saying Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "stabbed us in the back".

He said the comments were a "betrayal" and "sophomoric".

Kudlow was speaking following the G7 summit in Canada Saturday.

"Mr. Trudeau had sought to play down personal clashes with Mr. Trump as he wrapped up the summit, calling the meeting "very successful" and saying he was 'inspired by the discussion.'", the paper adds.

Noting the USA imposition of tariffs was officially stated as a national security consideration, Freeland said: "We are very clear that Canada does not pose a national security threat to the United States". Not just double-crossing President Trump, but other members of the G-7, " Kudlow said.

"He really kind of stabbed us in the back", Kudlow told host Jake Tapper.

Earlier in the day, reports The New York Times, Trudeau said the seven nations had come to an agreement on several foreign policy and economic goals, but he noted that some disagreements with Trump, primarily those on trade, remained.

A Democratic congressman chastised Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday for "sabotaging" trade negotiations as the fallout from this weekend's tense G7 summit continues, lending President Trump some bipartisan support as the war of words between the two countries escalates.

President Donald Trump delivered a threat to foreign leaders during a press conference Saturday at the 2018 G7 summit in Quebec, Canada: If they don't dramatically reduce tariffs and trade barriers, "we'll stop trading with them".

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Donald Trump accused the summit's chairman Justin Trudeau of dishonesty.

The move enraged Trump, who branded his Canadian counterpart "dishonest and weak" in a furious tweet, announcing the U.S. would pull out of an agreed communique.

Within minutes of the official release of the document, Trump attacked Trudeau online over what he described as the prime minister's "false statements" during the closing news conference - and the president announced the U.S. would no longer endorse the communique.

"He did him a favor", Navarro said. He did him a favor and he was even willing to sign that socialist communique.

Trudeau criticized tariffs imposed by Trump and said: "Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around". From there I go to Singapore and talks with North Korea on Denuclearization. Trump as a result did not sign onto the joint statement concluding the meeting.

"As a representative of IL, a state with one of the most important trade relationships with Canada, I have every desire to see our negotiations with Canada continue productively and beneficially, but Prime Minister Trudeau is sabotaging that cause by driving both sides into their corners instead of encouraging a more diplomatic dialogue", Krishnamoorthi said.

Trudeau didn't respond to questions about Mr. Trump when the prime minister arrived at a Quebec City hotel Sunday for meetings with other world leaders, though Freeland later told reporters that "we don't think that's a useful or productive way to do business".

But on social media, people can't stop talking about the eyebrow issue.

"Well, he holds a press conference and he says the U.S.is insulting".

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