Trump says the US won’t endorse the G7 joint statement, calls Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ‘dishonest …
President Donald Trump on Saturday tweeted that he would not endorse the joint commitment between the leaders of the Group of Seven nations who met in Canada this weekend, threatening auto tariffs and blasting “false statements” he accused the Canadian prime minister of making.
“Based on Justin’s false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!” he tweeted.
He went on to personally criticize Trudeau, whom he said “acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, ‘US Tariffs were kind of insulting and he ‘will not be pushed around.'”
“Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!” Trump said.
Trump issued the tweets shortly after departing Canada, on his flight to Singapore for a summit with the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Trudeau had announced just hours earlier that all G7 countries signed the joint communique, and all of the leaders had decided to “roll up our sleeves” and agree upon “consensus language.”
The G7 summit came amid rising tensions between the US and other member nations — Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan — over Trump’s recent steel and aluminum tariffs.