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Trump Refuses To Sign G7 Statement After Canada's Justin Trudeau Says, Will Not Be Pushed Around

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| June 10 , 2018 , 15:32 IST

US President Donald Trump in a tweet on Sunday announced that he has directed US representatives to not sign the G7 Communiqué after Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's press conference vowing that Canada won’t be "pushed around" by the US.

"Based on Justin’s false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, 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 on Sunday.

"PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, “US Tariffs were kind of insulting” and he “will not be pushed around.” Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!" he added.

Canadian PM Trudeau, at the end of the G7 summit addressed a press conference in response to the recent tariffs on steel and aluminium imports imposed by the US on Canada.  

“Canadians … stood shoulder to shoulder with American soldiers in far off lands in conflicts from the First World War onward,” PM Trudeau said.

“Canadians, we’re polite, we’re reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around,” Trudeau continued.

 “The president will continue to say what he says. I have made it clear to the president that [imposing retaliatory tariffs] is not something we relish doing, but it’s something that we absolutely will do,” he said.

On June 1, US President Donald Trump's administration imposed tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from the European Union, Canada, and Mexico, resulting in massive backlash.