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Former PM Mulroney predicts Trump rage at Justin Trudeau a passing storm

Former PM Mulroney predicts Trump rage at Justin Trudeau a passing storm

In the U.S., special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether Mr Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation in a bid to sway the 2016 presidential election in his favour.

Mulroney's role as a former prime minister advising an opposing party is unique to him throughout Canada's history and is indicative of the alignment between the two main federal parties over the trade file.

The tariffs, as well as Trump's noted opposition to multilateralism, his criticism of Canadian trade barriers and suggestion that the union become the G8 with the inclusion of Russian Federation made for a chaotic lead into the G7 summit.

France has warned that "fits of anger" can not not dictate worldwide cooperation after US President Donald Trump abruptly rejected a previously agreed joint statement in the wake of a fractious Group of Seven (G7) summit in Canada.

President Trump went on with his advisers and attacked Prime minister Justin Trudeau by using words like "betrayal" and "stab".

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June 6 - Trudeau tells Global National that he's "disappointed" at the reasoning behind Trump's tariffs, saying he doesn't understand "in what universe" a long-time ally of the US could be considered a national security threat.

Just after 6 a.m., Trump used the social media platform to accuse Canada of charging US customers with astronomical tariffs on dairy products.

On June 1, US President Donald Trump's administration imposed tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from the European Union, Canada, and Mexico, resulting in massive backlash. "We are sticking to them and whoever reneges on them is showing incoherence and inconsistency", President Emmanuel Macron's office said on Sunday in a statement to AFP news agency.

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The verbal volleys by Navarro and Mr. Trump's top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, picked up where Mr. Trump left off Saturday evening with a series of tweets from Air Force One en route to Singapore for his nuclear summit Tuesday with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. Before Trudeau can respond, Trump jumps in, saying, "No, he's happy". They exchanged views on energy exports from Canada.

- Following Trump's departure from the G7 summit, Trudeau says in a press conference that he told the USA president that his steel and aluminum tariffs were "kind of insulting", that Canada "will not be pushed around" and that it would not hesitate to impose retaliatory measures.

As he prepared to travel to Canada, he ramped up his blast of Canada on Twitter this morning over what he says are unfair trade practices as the USA president prepares to make his Canadian debut later today.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is hosting the world's most powerful countries at the two-day summit in La Malbaie, in Quebec's Charlevoix region.

G7 allies seemed as perplexed as Canada at the sudden diplomatic row, and Germany and France accused Mr Trump of destroying trust and acting inconsistently.

Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday that a meeting of the Group of Seven leaders in Canada had been "difficult" and that countries had to avoid taking unilateral action in order to protect the global trading system.

"There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door", Peter Navarro said.

United States president Donald Trump has injected fresh drama into an already tense meeting of the G7 nations as he called for Russian Federation to be reinstated.

Mr. Trump addressed the subject of global trade during an impromptu news conference at the summit on Saturday, saying that he does not want to see other countries take advantage of the USA over trade.


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