‘Depressing’: Merkel slams Trump’s ‘withdrawal in tweet’ following G7 summit fallout

The top White House economic adviser accused Canada's prime minister on Sunday of betraying President Donald Trump with "polarizing" statements on USA trade policy that risked making the American leader look weak on the eve of a historic summit with North Korea.

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland: "Canada does not conduct its diplomacy through ad hominem attacks".

He then continued on: "And add to that the fact that the USA pays close to the entire cost of NATO-protecting many of these same countries that rip us off on Trade (they pay only a fraction of the cost-and laugh!)".

Continuing the back-and-forth exchange of words, Trump lashed out at the Canadian leader on Twitter, calling him "very dishonest and weak", and his statements "false". Minimum is 17B. Tax Dairy from us at 270%.

Asked about Trump's tweets and the future of the G7 late Saturday during a photo op in La Malbaie, Trudeau declined to respond to several questions.

"We strive to reduce tariff barriers, non-tariff barriers and subsidies", the statement said, which came despite Washington appearing intent on taking more punitive steps on trade.

Trump administration officials on Sunday accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of stabbing President Trump in the back, blaming him for the president's refusal to endorse a joint statement with other world leaders.

Kudlow had been negotiating nicely with Trudeau at the summit in Quebec and the USA had agreed to join the joint communique, but Trump pulled out after he felt betrayed by Trudeau's news conference where the prime minister called Trump's tariffs on Canadian aluminum and steel exports "insulting".

After days of verbal sparring over new USA tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, Trump joined the leaders of major industrialized nations in an idyllic Canadian resort town.

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White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

But unity was torn apart when the U.S. president took exception to Mr Trudeau calling United States policy "insulting".

Merkel said she first found out about Trump's decision on the flight back from Canada. "Don't blame Trump. It was Trudeau who started blasting Trump after he left, after the deals had been made".

Mr Trump had already left the summit when Mr Trudeau announced retaliatory measures Canada would take next month in response to USA tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union.

"There are good reasons on our side to continue to fight for it but we can't count on it anymore", she said.

"Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around", Trudeau said.

A few hours earlier, Trudeau had told reporters that all seven leaders had come together to sign the joint declaration.

"He was polarizing. He really kind of stabbed us in the back", Kudlow, who literally at times was shaking with rage, said on CNN's "State of the Union". Before leaving for Singapore, Trump had delivered a stark warning to America's trading partners not to counter his decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

Trump's stinging critique - while technically accurate - obscures the larger trade relationship between the two countries.

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