Trudeau said nothing at G7 he hasn't told Trump in person: office

America Alone?

Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, lashed out at Trudeau as "amateurish" and "sophomoric" for a news conference the prime minister gave after Trump left the G7 summit on Saturday.

The pair have been at odds over whether a sunset clause would be included into any renegotiated trade agreement covering the US, Canada and Mexico, with Mr Trudeau insisting no sunset clause would be included and Mr Trump saying hours earlier that negotiators were "pretty close on the sunset provision".

Trump accused Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of making "false statements", and threatened new automobile tariffs in a series of tweets he posted after leaving the talks in Charlevoix, Quebec.

Before Trump's turnaround, British Prime Minister Theresa May, who Trump snubbed at the summit, strove to reinforce the image of the "special" US-UK relationship.

"No tariffs, no barriers, that's the way it should be, and no subsidies", he said, warning that other countries could lose access to the United States if they don't reduce trade barriers.

Trump added that he had not spoken to Putin in quite a while, but said he still would rather see Russian Federation included in the group of world leaders, asserting that it would make the group "more meaningful". "It's a one-time shot and I think it's going to work out very well". "We have put up with Trade Abuse for many decades - and that is long enough".

Trump placed the blame on his predecessor, President Barack Obama.

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While talking tough with USA allies such as Canada and the EU, Trump repeated his call for Russian Federation to be allowed back into the elite club, which includes Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the US and Japan. "We're like the piggy bank that everybody is robbing and that ends". "I don't understand the obsession with trade relations with Canada", he said, given that Canada is the biggest single buyer of American goods and services in the world.

Trump announced tariffs late last month in efforts to balance out what he has deemed to be unfair trade arrangements with various countries. But this was more an indication of how poorly Mr Trump understands the global trading system than a serious summons to the negotiating table.

Leaders from Canada and Britain rejected Trump's call to bring Russia back, saying Russian President Vladimir Putin would have to make major changes to be given a welcome.

The letter comes on the day of the Group of 7 (G-7) summit amid heightened conflict between Trump and other G-7 members over the tariffs and following Trump's suggestion that Russian Federation be reinstated into the group. Russian Federation was suspended from the group - then known as the G8 - in 2014 after its annexation of Crimea.

The US president has made it clear he believes the removal of tariffs against his G7 allies should come at a price - and he doesn't expect the US to pick up the tab.

Trudeau's view of how the summit went was a marked contrast to Trump's take.

When a reporter asked the president about Crimea he responded: "You have to ask President Obama, he was the one who let Crimea get away".

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