Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau commented on US President Donald Trump's imposition of tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum during the G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Quebec, after President Trump left to meet Kim Jong Un in Singapore.
On Saturday Trump accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of making "false statements" and said that the US will not endorse a G7 communique:
"Just left the @G7 Summit in beautiful Canada. Great meetings and relationships with the six Country Leaders especially since they know I cannot allow them to apply large Tariffs and strong barriers to U.S.A. Trade. They fully understand where I am coming from. After many decades, fair and reciprocal Trade will happen!" Trump tweeted after leaving the summit early.
"Canadians … stood shoulder to shoulder with American soldiers in far off lands in conflicts from the First World War onward," the prime minister said at a press conference at the end of the summit.
“Canadians, we’re polite, we’re reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around,” Trudeau continued.
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2018
'We will not be pushed around," the Canadian Prime Minister said.
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2018