Monday, 18 June, 2018

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in crisis as Donald Trump lashes out at key allies

Charlevoix Que. From left German Chancellor Angela Merkel IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde Trump Christine Whitecross US signs G-7 declaration calling for reduction of tariffs after tense summit with allies
Jeannette Daniel | 12 June, 2018, 06:40

"We've got to find a way still to find ways to keep these discussions going", Yussuff said on the phone from Regina, adding that labour groups are glad the main parties all plan to defend Canada's quota system on dairy and poultry, which American negotiators have targeted.

Trump called Trudeau "dishonest & weak" after Trudeau said at a news conference that Canada would retaliate for new USA tariffs.

The centre-right leader said a tariff-free area among G7 allies would be an ideal outcome, but she made clear that any talks about such a trade bloc would have to include non-tariff barriers to trade as well as free access to public tenders. That's the way it should be.

Trudeau used a media conference on Saturday to reject a United States demand for a sunset clause in the North American trade agreement, Nafta, that Trump has at different times pressed to abolish or renegotiate.

Tensions were already high, as Trump has prompted an unprecedented trade war with our friends a few weeks ago.

"First of all, we'll try and see if we can prevent this".

"Germany pays 1 percent (slowly) of GDP towards North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, while we pay 4 percent of a MUCH larger GDP", he wrote, saying that the U.S. was protecting Europe and being "clobbered on trade" in return.

Trump attacked the Canadian leader after withdrawing US approval of the joint communique issued at the close Saturday of the Group of Seven summit in Charlevoix, Quebec.

Trudeau added that he had not agreed to a new North American Free Trade Agreement with a sunset clause.

Trump took umbrage at those comments.

Top EU official, Donald Tusk, no doubt harried after Trump's belligerence at the meet - during which the US President also refused to sign a joint communique with the G7 members - wasn't going to take this lying down.

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In the air by then, Trump 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!" Canada promptly announced a range of retaliatory tariffs to the tune of $16.6 billion.

"As an American, I hate this", Bruce Heyman, who was USA ambassador to Canada from 2014 to 2017, told CBC's On the Money.

June 10 - Trump's economic advisor Larry Kudlow tells CNN that Trudeau "stabbed us in the back".

Trudeau said at a news conference Saturday that he was disappointed in the Trump administration's action to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union.

On June 1, the United States imposed a 25 per cent tariff for steel and 10 per cent for aluminium on imports from the European Union (EU), Canada, and Mexico.

"If they retaliate, they're making a mistake", Mr. Trump said.

"I think that those are words that I would not have chosen", Short said.

When Mr Trump's tweets withdrawing support from the G7 statement hit on Sunday, the Prime Minister's office said Mr Trudeau had not said anything in his closing news conference he has not said to the US President before.

"As long-standing allies we do not make progress by ignoring each other's concerns; but rather by addressing them together".

Trudeau: "The president will continue to say what he says at various occasions".

With just over a year to go before the next elections, the former teacher, who was born on Christmas Day 1971, could stand to gain politically from the trade war being unleashed by his southern neighbor. It would kill domestic production, but Donald Trump doesn't understand that because he's a businessman, not a politician, not an economist, not a lawyer, not anyone with a brain.

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