Donald Trump threw insults at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Twitter after rejecting the G7 summit statement on Saturday.Trudeau, who hosts the gathering of seven nations, was accused of making false statements by President Trump. Moments after Trudeau’s government released a joint statement that was said to have been agreed upon by all seven nations (The U.S., France, Britain, Canada, Japan, Italy and Germany), Trump went on Twitter to reveal his real thoughts. In one tweet, Trump wrote, “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!”
In another tweet, Trump continued to say, “PM Justin Trudeau of Canada 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!”
Earlier in the day, reports The New York Times, Trudeau said the seven nations had come to an agreement on several foreign policy and economic goals, but he noted that some disagreements with Trump, primarily those on trade, remained.
Soon after Trump’s tweets, his national security adviser John Bolton tweeted a now-viral photo of the President sitting down and crossing his arms with the other leaders standing around him. Bolton wrote, “Just another
#G7 where other countries expect America will always be their bank. The President made it clear today. No more.”
In response to the whole incident, Trudeau diplomatically tweeted, “The historic and important agreement we all reached at
#G7Charlevoix will help make our economies stronger & people more prosperous, protect our democracies, safeguard our environment, and protect women & girls’ rights around the world. That’s what matters.”
source: complex.com By Katherine Barner