Gesture follows Trump’s extraordinary snub of the G7 by refusing to endorse the group’s joint communique…
(Daily Mail) John McCain has claimed in a direct appeal to US allies that the majority of Americans are opposed to President Donald Trump’s trade policies.
‘To our allies: bipartisan majorities of Americans remain pro-free trade, pro-globalization & supportive of alliances based on 70 years of shared values,’ the Republican senator from Arizona tweeted on Saturday.
‘Americans stand with you, even if our president doesn’t,’ McCain continued.
It followed Trump’s extraordinary snub of the G7 by refusing to endorse the group’s joint communique, and the latest salvo of insults Trump directed at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in an escalating trade dispute.
‘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”,’ Trump tweeted on Saturday after leaving the summit in Quebec.
‘Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!’ Trump continued.
Last week, Trump lifted exemptions from tariffs on steel and aluminum imported to the US from Canada and other allies who failed to negotiate a side agreement, as Australia did.
In response, Canada slapped retaliatory tariffs on $12.8billion worth of US exports, including metals, toilet paper, ballpoint pens and handkerchiefs.
Trudeau said at a press conference on Saturday that those tariffs, set to go into effect on July 1, will move forward.
‘Canadians, we’re polite, we’re reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around,’ Trudeau said…Original Source…