The United States went on the offensive against Canada in the face of a mounting diplomatic and trade crisis as White House adviserson the Sunday shows lashed out at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — the morning after President Trump derided him as “very dishonest and weak.”
What’s happening: The spat has caused other G7 countries — including Canada, Germany, and France — as well as top Trump critics to issue scathing rebukes of the administration’s pushback against America’s top allies.
The backdrop: President Trump tweeted his decision to not endorse the commitment with fellow G7 nations — just hours after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that all seven countries had signed the agreement, despite trade tensions. Trump’s decision, per his chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow, was “a reaction” to Trudeau’s statement at a post-G7 press conference that Canada would stand up for itself and retaliate against U.S. tariffs.
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