Some serious tension has been created between the U.S. and Canada.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed strained trade retaliations with the U.S. at the end of the G7 summit, stating “It would be with regret but it would be with absolute certainty and firmness that we move forward with retaliatory measures on July 1st, applying equivalent tariffs to the ones that the Americans have unjustly applied to us.”
Trudeau continued, “I have made it very clear to the president that it is not something we relish doing but it is something that we absolutely will do. Because Canadians, we’re polite, we’re reasonable. But we also will not be pushed around.”
Earlier, Trump threatened to end trade with all G7 countries if they did not cave to the trade demands of the U.S., stating to the press, “They have no choice, I’ll be honest with you, they have no choice. We are going to fix that situation. And if it’s not fixed, we’re not going to deal with these countries.”
After Trudeau’s stand at the summit, Trump tweeted insults and accusations, calling him “meek,” “very dishonest,” and “weak.” G7 researchers say the back and forth was a “brutal blow,” leaving the summit “destroyed for now and probably for good.”