Trump ramps up feud with Canada, France ahead of G-7 summit

Trump ramps up feud with Canada, France ahead of G-7 summit

Canada and Mexico already have retaliated against a range of us exports that include pork, bourbon and steel, and the European Union has promised to do so as well, raising the specter of a tit-for-tat escalation of protectionist measures.

Canada's Trudeau also slammed the tariffs after they were announced, calling them "totally unacceptable".

"Prime Minister Trudeau is being so indignant, bringing up the relationship that the USA and Canada had over the many years and all sorts of other things...but he doesn't bring up the fact that they charge us up to 300% on dairy - hurting our Farmers, killing our Agriculture!" tweeted the President.

The world trading system has broken down steadily in the last 20 years with China as its biggest offender with unfair trade practices, according to Kudlow. But U.S. shares rose on Wednesday.

"The six other countries of the G7 represent a market which is bigger than the American market", the French president said. She met with her counterpart, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, as well as Sen. "Frank, yes", the official said.

Macron neither could convince Trump against withdrawing from the Iran deal of 2015 which he did last month and the sour moments in two of the oldest Atlantic allies came despite Trump and his spouse Melania hosting Macron and his wife Brigitte over the first-ever state dinner of the current American administration in late April. On Tuesday, Kudlow doubled down.

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The call drew attention against after the CNN report in which White House sources said that Macron's tough words for Trump did not go over well. In fact, it's occasionally not even savory.

"Now I know this is just three countries, but still, you know, oftentimes, when you have to compromise with a whole bunch of countries, you get the worst of the deals". "It will start first of all to hurt US workers, and the cost of raw materials will rise, and industries will become less competitive", he said.

The move led Canada and the E.U.to impose retaliatory measures.

Sources claimed that the president invoked the War of 1812 when his Canadian counterpart asked him how he could justify the tariff change as a "national security" issue, which the administration had done under a 1962 trade law. "They have different problems", Kudlow is reported as saying.

"From coast to coast, a very strong Team Canada effort is pulling together, except apparently for the leader of the Opposition". Trump is reportedly still "deciding on what to do about Canada" one official told ABC.

"The American President may not mind being isolated, but neither do we mind signing a 6 country agreement if need be", Macron wrote on Twitter. Two two leaders "agreed to continue working toward a mutually beneficial outcome" on NAFTA, said Trudeau's office.

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