Mexico takes aim at Trump and United States midterm elections

WATCH Opposition Leader asks Prime Minister why there’s delay in Canadian tariffs taking effect

WATCH Opposition Leader asks Prime Minister why there’s delay in Canadian tariffs taking effect

When then-prime minister Stephen Harper in 2011 said USA approval of the Keystone XL pipeline - which then-president Barack Obama was refusing to do - was a "no-brainer", the White House considered the remark beyond the pale. The United States has the lowest average tariff in the world.

CNN reported that after Trudeau objected to the national security rationale, Trump replied: "Didn't you guys burn down the White House?". "Share your ideas about how Canada can reduce plastic waste and marine litter", says the official document.

That was met with retaliatory levies from its closest allies, which have raised fears of a trade war and prompted complaints to be filed with the World Trade Organisation.

The system of global trade the USA helped build in the aftermath of World War II, he said, was a "mess" that had "broken down".

President Donald Trump with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the Women's Entrepreneurship Finance event at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 8.

Mattis said economic disputes with allies were not expected to damage military and security relations. During the global financial crisis, the group calmed markets by vowing to "take all necessary steps" to hold together the worldwide banking system. "Blame the nations that have broken away from those conditions".

"It does not detract from the friendship we have for each other and the friendship between our two countries", he said.

And Trump has complained to aides about spending two days in Canada for a summit of world leaders, believing the trip is a distraction from his upcoming Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to three people familiar with Trump's views.

The meeting on Friday and Saturday in Charlevoix, Quebec, will be the first chance G7 leaders have had to confront Trump in person since USA tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union were imposed last week.

"International multi-lateral organizations are not going to determine American policy".

The United States has always followed the worldwide rules, Fischer Fox told VOA.

"The president wants to go on the trip", Larry Kudlow, Trump's top economic adviser, said of the summit in Canada.

Fischer Fox contended, "Violating the rules doesn't give you a means to negotiate around the rules".

Donald Trump may be a bête noire of the feminist movement, but gender equality is one of the official G7 themes on which the leaders might be able to agree. It's when countries attack each other's trade with taxes and quotas.

"I think President Trump fundamentally misunderstands the nature of trade and the fact that trade is mutually beneficial".

"The meeting this week will be by far the most dysfunctional G-7", said Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, a political-risk consulting firm. If an acceptable agreement can't be reached, a "chairman's summary" by the Canadian hosts "is perhaps a more honest path - there is no sense in papering over divisions at will".

Mexico levied tariffs on imports of US products on Tuesday, National Public Radio reported, citing a decree signed by President Enrique Peña Nieto.

But on climate change, the leaders could not produce a consensus statement that Trump would sign. He is set to meet British Prime Minister Theresa May in the United Kingdom next month.

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