Monday, 18 June, 2018

Trump's top advisers accuse Trudeau of back-stabbing after G7 summit

Donald Trump withdraws endorsement of G7 joint statement, slams Trudeau Trump says US not to endorse G7 communique
Jeannette Daniel | 10 June, 2018, 20:31

At a Saturday afternoon press conference in La Malbaie, he blamed Barack Obama for the Russian invasion of Ukraine and complained about the U.S. being a "piggy bank" which he said other countries were "robbing".

"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 tweeted Saturday evening while en route to Singapore aboard Air Force One.

European members were expressing solidarity with Trudeau the day after Trump's Twitter blast. He should take it back.

In the picture released by Merkel, John Bolton, Trump's national security adviser, stands at the president's right.

Trudeau "really kind of stabbed us in the back", White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday, calling on the Canadian to apologize.

Trump's change of heart appeared to have been invoked by Trudeau's comments on Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs against Canada and other allies.

Trump called Trudeau "dishonest and weak" in a tweet on Saturday.

"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", he said. And that's what bad-faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference.

Trudeau's office, in turn, said the what the Canadian leader said on Saturday was nothing new.

"The Prime Minister said nothing he hasn't said before - both in public, and in private conversations with the President", the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement.

More news: Pizza delivery man granted emergency stay against deportation

Asked whether Canada should put its supply management of dairy on the table, Ambrose said she understands it's a sensitive political subject and a "sacred cow", but "in a trade negotiation we have to be willing to put everything on the table".

Despite the apparent acrimony, Mr Macron said the G7 -which groups the United States, Canada, Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany and Japan - has succeeded in coming up with a joint declaration on trade.

A French presidential official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that after two days of trying to gain commitments and consensus, all of Europe was sticking to the agreed document. "We will stand by them and anyone who would depart from them, once their back was turned, shows their incoherence and inconsistency", said the statement, quoted by Le Monde, which did not mention Trump by name but was clearly referring to his actions.

"International cooperation can not be dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks", the Elysee Palace said.

"To our allies: bipartisan majorities of Americans remain pro-free trade, pro-globalization & supportive of alliances based on 70 years of shared values". "I understand the president was upset. This too shall pass", he wrote.

Trump has infuriated the European Union, Canada and Mexico by imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, accusing all of having shortchanged the United States in trade deals.

The G7 communique is considered a somewhat formal document representing months of work involving hundreds of officials from all seven countries.

To many observers the photograph, a rare glimpse of diplomatic activity not wreathed in smiles and handshakes, seemed both a summation of the effect of Trump's "America first" foreign policy and the ideal pictorial accompaniment to a tense couple of days in Canada.

So far, the prime minister has not engaged the president on Twitter.

Recommended

  • Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Danny Kirwan dies at age 68

    Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Danny Kirwan dies at age 68

    Kirwan made his recording debut on the band's #1 United Kingdom instrumental hit, " Albatross ", released in November 1968. It cites Kirwan's Bare Trees' track "Sunny Side of Heaven" as "one of the 10 best Mac songs ever recorded".
    Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain

    Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain

    In 2016, nearly 45,000 people died by suicide in the U.S. , indicating a staggering rise in the cause of death. The CDC's new report came just days after news that designer Kate Spade took her life in her NY apartment.
    Lynx use trip to Washington for day of service

    Lynx use trip to Washington for day of service

    And, as noted by Youngblood, LeBron James recently expressed disappointment that the Lynx were not invited to the White House. But instead of complaining about President Donald Trump's snub, they chose to give back to the community.
  • Queen, 92, had eye surgery last month

    Queen, 92, had eye surgery last month

    This week she attended a demonstration put on by medical detection dogs at Buckingham Palace with The Duchess of Cornwall. Over time these patches usually become bigger causing blurry, misty vision and eventually blindness, if left untreated.
    Air strikes kill at least 44 in Syria's Idlib

    Air strikes kill at least 44 in Syria's Idlib

    It should be noted that the searching operation for missing persons under the rubble are still ongoing as of this writing. The fighting in the town over the past 24 hours has killed 30 pro-regime fighters, the Observatory said.
    Trump breaks with G7 joint statement

    Trump breaks with G7 joint statement

    Russian Federation was suspended from the group - then called the G8 - in 2014 because of its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. Trudeau, who has been sparring with Mr.
  • Congo gov't says Jean Pierre Bemba has the right to return home

    Congo gov't says Jean Pierre Bemba has the right to return home

    However, the Appeals Chamber of the ICC ruled that he could not be held responsible for crimes committed by his troops. Bemba ran against Kabila in 2006 elections that went to a run-off between them before Kabila won.
    Northeast B.C. saw unemployment rate jump to almost  8% in May

    Northeast B.C. saw unemployment rate jump to almost 8% in May

    Economists interpreted the change as a hawkish signal suggesting that the next interest rate hike may be sooner rather than later. In Quebec, a drop in full-time work was offset by a gain in part-time to leave the province little changed for the month.
    Trump says he's considering pardon for Muhammad Ali

    Trump says he's considering pardon for Muhammad Ali

    Ali eventually became licensed again, however, and he went on to have a storied boxing career that lasted until 1981. Harlan returned to the Court the next day and, convinced of Ali's sincerity after reading the text, switched sides.
  • Nadal, Thiem ready for tough final showdown

    The Austrian is never one to hide his frustration, but then the sheer relentlessness of Nadal on clay would wear anyone down. This season no other player, not even the undisputed King of Clay, can count as many match wins on the red dirt as Thiem .
    Kia recalls over 500K vehicles; air bags may not inflate

    Kia recalls over 500K vehicles; air bags may not inflate

    Kia spokesman James Bell said the company "is attempting to have a remedy by the scheduled owner notification date of July 27". NHTSA said the air bag control module under investigation was built by ZF Friedrichshafen AG [ZFF.UL], a German auto supplier.

    Trump says he ordered his representatives not to sign G7’s final communique

    The photo will come to define the insular and hostile Trump presidency, many commentators were quick to predict. Charles Schumer, N.Y., also tweeted their opposition to Trump. "After the last few days, it's hard to tell".

Suspect in girl's murder in Germany arrested in Iraq Suspect in girl's murder in Germany arrested in Iraq He was also among several people suspected of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl who was living in the same refugee shelter. In the night of Friday, June 8, was arrested the second suspect, who had by that time to leave Germany, reports Deutsche Welle.

Swedish court sentences Stockholm truck attacker to life Swedish court sentences Stockholm truck attacker to life Akilov had left a wife and four children behind in Uzbekistan in order to earn money to send home, according to reports . The court ordered Akilov to be expelled from the country after he serves his sentence and be banned from ever returning.

Demolition man Nadal claims record-extending 11th French title Play has begun in the men's final of the French Open , with Rafael Nadal comfortably holding serve to love in the first game. Nadal came in looking slightly more vulnerable than he did past year , in which he lost only 35 games in claiming the title.

Vince Vaughn Arrested for DUI (Report) | Vince Vaughn Vince Vaughn Arrested for DUI (Report) | Vince Vaughn He will appear in the upcoming WWE biopic "Fighting With My Family", now in post-production, which is set for a 2019 release. The Hollywood Reporter says Vaughn was stopped at a DUI checkpoint in Hermosa Beach around 1 a.m.

Trump says he will not invite NBA champs to White House Trump says he will not invite NBA champs to White House He also said that winning a championship is much bigger than getting invited to the White House, "especially with him in it". Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Trump had "made it pretty clear he's going to try to divide us. for political gain".

Kingdom Hearts III releases on January 29 Kingdom Hearts III is an action role-playing game that combines the universes of various Disney franchises and Final Fantasy. Kingdom Hearts III will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on January 29, 2019.

World Oceans Day 2018 Focuses on Plastic Waste Contamination World Oceans Day 2018 Focuses on Plastic Waste Contamination Mr Koonjoo highlighted that worldwide studies revealed that eight million tons of plastic garbage end in the ocean every year. In 2010 we ranked 11th on the list of worst polluters, being responsible for more than double the ocean plastic than the US.

UK Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal Challenging Northern Ireland Abortion Law UK Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal Challenging Northern Ireland Abortion Law By the time they could provide her with an abortion , she had developed an infection that quickly killed her. Northern Ireland's elected assembly has the authority to decide on any changes to its abortion laws .

France stumble against USA France stumble against USA Djibril Sidibe failed to cleanly clear the ball and Green surged into the area to fire past Hugo Lloris on the stroke of halftime. France equalised in the 78th minute as Mbappe converted substitute Benjamin Pavard's cross to notch his fourth worldwide goal.

US to Release American 'Enemy Combatant' Held in Iraq US to Release American 'Enemy Combatant' Held in Iraq When asked about the announcement, ACLU attorney Jonathan Hafetz condemned the government's plan, calling it a "death warrant". According to a court filing unsealed in February, the detainee first travelled to Syria in July 2014, returning in March 2015.

Bangladesh beat India to win women's Asia Cup Bangladesh beat India to win women's Asia Cup In another quick shock to India , Anuja Patil (3) was declared out for obstructing the field in the second ball of the ninth over. This was the second occasion that Bangladesh defeated India in the tournament after stunning them earlier in the league stage.

Andy Warhol painting to be sold in crypto art auction Andy Warhol painting to be sold in crypto art auction Blockchain creates a permanent, traceable record of each and every transaction, whether it's for art or Bitcoin. Cryptocurrency adoption has progressively spread to new industries in order to disrupt their markets.

Justice Department says heart of Affordable Care Act unconstitutional Justice Department says heart of Affordable Care Act unconstitutional California and 15 other states also filed a brief Thursday to intervene and defend the ACA and its consumer protections. That means consumer insurance protections under the law are not valid either, the brief argues.

Asia T20 Cup: All-round Rumana Ahmed powers Bangladesh past India Asia T20 Cup: All-round Rumana Ahmed powers Bangladesh past India Sri Lanka held off as much as they could - at 13.3 overs, Harmanpreet was dismissed caught by Oshadhi off Udeshika Kaluwa for 24. Then Fargana Hoque and Rumana Ahmed made an unbeaten 93-run stand in the 4th wicket and sealed victory with 2 balls to spare.

FCA Entices Saudi Aramco With New LSE Listing Category FCA Entices Saudi Aramco With New LSE Listing Category Aramco has yet to decide when and where it plans to float, causing a scramble in countries across the world to attract the extremely lucrative venture.