"It is not something we relish doing, but it is something that we absolutely will because Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around", Trudeau said.
"I'm very confident that relationships between our countries, the United States and those G-7 countries, will continue to move forward on a strong basis", Mr. Pompeo told reporters, speaking in advance of Mr. Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. "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.
Despite his conservative rivals snapping at his heels in polls, Trudeau has seen Canadian politicians from across the spectrum close ranks around him after Trump threatened to slap tariffs on the automobile sector, which would mark a dramatic escalation in the trade spat.
Without any resolution, Trudeau has promised to impose retaliatory tariffs on metals and a range of other USA products by Canada Day. Larry Kudlow, Trump's economic advisor, went on TV and attacked Justin Trudeau. Instead of being awestruck by Trump's random bullying of Trudeau, wouldn't North Korea's Supreme Leader be gravely concerned by the temperament of a man he once called a "mentally deranged US dotard"? "Kim must not see weakness".
The G7 summit was a "difficult" occasion, Theresa May has told MPs, with "strong disagreements" between the U.S. president and other world leaders.
In a statement Monday, British Prime Minister Theresa May said: "I want to pay a particular tribute to Prime Minister Trudeau for his leadership and skillful chairing".
On Saturday, the summit's second and final day, President Trump left early and took to Twitter to praise Canada, seemingly leaving the country on positive terms.
The meeting of world leaders in Canada ended in disarray after the US President retracted his support for their agreed communiqué and then criticised Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau on social media.
He said he didn't blame the other world leaders, saying their countries struck good deals at America's expense, and said he blamed previous US presidents. Both Collins and Reed said Trump was right to challenge Trudeau on that point.
- The Prime Minister's Office responds by saying Trudeau didn't say anything he didn't previously say in public and private conversations with Trump.
"To leave Canada the way that we did and to make the statements about a trusted ally like this is just wrong". The United States has very high tariffs on other products: 350 percent on smoking tobacco, 130 percent on peanuts and 99 percent on prepared groundnuts. "Then Justin acts hurt when called out!" Trudeau stuck our president in the back.
Republican Senator Bob Corker said legislation would be introduced this week that would force Trump to obtain congressional approval before imposing tariffs on national security grounds.
"He really stabbed us in the back". On Twitter he accused Trudeau of "false statements" and wrote that he had ordered his aides to withdraw US endorsement of the joint communique. Minimum is 17B. Tax Dairy from us at 270%. We are like the piggy bank that everybody is robbing and that ends, and two, specific threats that it has to stop or we will stop trading with them, "them" being people that don't align their trade practices with USA interests, and warning that if you retaliate against steel and aluminum tariffs, you'll be making a mistake.