On Saturday, Trump lapsed into his pre-summit rhetoric again, calling Trudeau "dishonest and week" in a fresh series of angry tweets. He reiterated that the recently imposed US tariffs on metal imports from Canada and other nations are a response to what he believes is trade inequality.
Trump lashed out at "Justin's false statements" at a press conference following the summit. There, Trudeau repeated his earlier description of US trade tariffs as "insulting" and vowed retaliatory measures would come in July.
A few minutes later, Trump changed his Twitter profile header picture from the G7 family photo to a photograph of himself singing the anthem with members of US military in Atlanta in January this year – apparently another jab at his summit-mates, considering how far back he had to dig to find that one.
Trudeau’s office responded to the verbal attack in a statement saying that the PM did nothing to provoke an outburst from Trump.
“The Prime Minister said nothing he hasn’t said before — both in public, and in private conversations with the President,” it stated, adding that the Canadian government remains “focused on everything we accomplished here at the summit.”
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