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Canadian dairy farmers say hands off their protections as Trump demands concessions

Canadian dairy farmers say hands off their protections as Trump demands concessions

President Trump reprised his criticism of Canada's prime minister here Tuesday, threatening that Justin Trudeau's tough exchanges with him over trade policy would "cost a lot of money for the people of Canada".

An escalating clash over trade between Washington and some of its closest global partners had loomed over Trump's historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday.

But Trump called Trudeau "dishonest" and "weak" in tweets following the summit on Saturday.

At his closing press conference, Trudeau called US steel and aluminum tariffs "insulting" and pledged to proceed with previously announced retaliatory tariffs.

"I get into Air Force One, the television's on, and I see a news conference being given by [Trudeau]", Trump said of leaving the G-7 summit held in Canada this weekend.

So US allies were much surprised when Trump suddenly began attacking Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for comments at a news conference and rescinded his support of the joint statement by the G7.

Rounds said he believed there would have to have been a significant "violation of trust" between G7 leaders for Trump to have responded in such a hostile manner.

It's unclear what additional action the USA would take against Canada.

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Mr. Trump's actions led to an extraordinary juxtaposition: an abrupt public feud and deterioration of ties between the USA and Canada at the same moment as warm words and a detente between the US and North Korea.

Trump followed up on Sunday with tweets calling free trade with Canada "fools trade" and said Trudeau "acts hurt when called out". He added, "Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around".

Trump went on to lambast fellow members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) for paying disproportionately less than the United States to maintain the Western alliance.

Canada is America's largest trading partner, he said, adding that the US economy would struggle to make up for Canada's absence in a tariff tit-for-tat.

Minnesota trade experts say the Trump tariffs set a bad precedent.

The other countries at the G-7 summit, however, rallied to Mr. Trudeau's support. "Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!" We just shook hands.

"In conveying that message I used language that was inappropriate and basically lost the power of that message", Navarro said at the Wall Street Journal's CFO Network summit.

Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, lashed out at Trudeau as "amateurish" and "sophomoric". May said the US has already asked about negotiating a trade agreement post-Brexit and she expressed confidence that the United Kingdom government will be able to negotiate a fair arrangement.