G7 says to fight protectionism, cut barriers after summit

Donald's Trump's chief economic adviser said the United States pulled out of a G7 communique because the Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, "stabbed us in the back" and accused the leader of one America's most important allies of playing a "sophomoric political stunt for domestic consumption".

After Mr. Trump's departure from the G-7, Mr. Trudeau held a press conference Saturday stating that all of the member nations, including the US, had signed a communique pledging to lower tariffs and other trade barriers.

Peter Navarro, a White House trade adviser, also slammed the Canadian prime minister, telling "Fox News Sunday" there is a "special place in hell" for leaders like Trudeau.

"Canadians are polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around".

His comments were echoed later Sunday by Trump's chief economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, who called Trudeau's actions a "betrayal". Kudlow said Trump won't let people "take pot shots at him" and that Trudeau "should've known better".

The eight-page statement also included joint commitments to ensure that Iran will "never seek, develop or acquire a nuclear weapon" as well as demands for Russian Federation to stop undermining Western democracies.

"He was polarizing. He really kind of stabbed us in the back", Kudlow said on CNN's "State of the Union".

"Kim must not see American weakness".

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As Business Insider's Michelle Mark reported, the summit ended in disarray: Late Saturday, US President Donald Trump tweeted that the US would not endorse the joint statement from the summit.

"Together we should tackle intellectual property theft and look at how we can further reduce red tape, regulatory barriers and tariffs between us - facilitating innovation and investment, to the mutual benefit of business and consumers on both sides of the Atlantic", the letter concludes. "President Trump is creating chaos".

Mr Trudeau added that the leaders held "some strong, firm conversations on trade and specifically on American tariffs" - which Mr Trump is slapping on steel and aluminium imported to the United States from Europe, Canada and Mexico.

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The outburst suggested that any deal had collapsed and his more or less explicit threat to impose sanctions on imports of cars will outrage his ostensible allies - in particular Germany and Canada who produce many for the large United States market. And what did Trudeau do as soon as the plane took off from Canadian airspace?

"While I have serious concerns about President Trump's approach to trade talks with Canada, Prime Minister Trudeau has placed our trade relationship with Canada at risk by publicly feuding with President Trump on the world stage", Krishnamoorthi said in a statement.

There was also an agreement to disagree on climate change in the wake of Trump's decision to leave the Paris climate accord previous year which further underlined the divide between the Group of Seven's powerhouse and its six co-members.

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