Trump drops bombshell after leaving G7 summit, accusing Trudeau of ‘false statements’
U.S. President Donald Trump dropped a bombshell after the G7 summit ended, essentially calling Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a liar who made “false statements” about Canada-U.S. trade.
The president tweeted: “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!”
Trump’s reversal on the joint statement and declaration that he will proceed with an investigation and possible 25 per cent tariffs on automobile imports — despite all that he heard in Charlevoix over the past 24 hours — was a stunning move.
Trudeau had closed the G7 summit just two hours earlier, calling it a success because the seven leaders had set aside sharp differences on tariffs and come to a consensus to support a vague statement endorsing “a rules-based international order” and “free, fair and mutually beneficial trade and investment.”
But Trump tweeted he was now pulling out of the joint communiqué after all, although it was not entirely clear which of Trudeau’s statements he deemed “false.”
Trump added an even further personal attack, tweeting: “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!”
In fact, Trump’s tweets appear to prove Trudeau’s point — that American tariffs are punitive measures and do not deal with actual national security concerns. Trump appears focused on Canada’s milk more than any threat to national security. – The Toronto Star
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Anyone who does not believe that every word that comes out of a politician’s mouth is a lie is a fool. Trudeau lies. Trump lies. Politicians/governments all lie all the time.
The recent provincial election campaign was full of lies. A politician keeping an election promise is as rare as hen’s teeth. Sometimes it happens. Most of the time it does not.
This Trumpnado is the economic wakeup call that Canada and Europe needed. The world has become too dependent on the US market. Canada has become too dependent on the US market. We need to diversify our exports markets and Trump is making that fact very clear.