Trump Blows Up G7 Goodwill With Tweets Attacking ‘Meek and Mild’ Trudeau, Threats to Not Endorse Communique

Well, that didn’t last long.

Just hours ago, President Donald Trump was tweeting about the “great meetings and relationships with the six Country Leaders.”

Then, his Twitter mood seemed to change.

Calling out one of America’s closest allies by name, Trump accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of making “false statements” during a presser after his departure.

Trump also threatened: “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’s anger seems to stem from a press conference Trudeau held where he said he would with “absolute certainty” impose retaliatory tariffs on the United States.

Yet, his threat to not sign the Communique also has the potential to upend, not only his gains with Trudeau and Canada, but a lot of the goodwill gained by the conference.

As The Guardian reports, the Comminique is actually “a joint statement [among all attending leaders] vowing to fight back against protectionism and pledging to follow established trade rules, in spite of clear differences between the US and their counterparts in the international group.”

The statement also details other things the leaders agreed to during the summit.

Trump agreed to sign the statement when at the summit just like everyone else.

Then, it seems he got mad at Trudeau and backed out.

As Buzzfeed‘s David Mack noted, Trump’s sudden change just doesn’t look good considering he is on his way to a historic summit with North Korea and begs the question “Why on earth should they trust the United States?”

CNN’s Jim Sciutto also asked, “Please explain how that is strategic rather than reactive.”

In any event, Trump’s Saturday night Twitter is sure to send shockwaves through the diplomatic community and is certainly a stunning turnaround just hours after Trump appeared to leave Canada a happy man boasting of the relationships he gained.

UPDATE: Trudeau has responded to Trump’s tweets.

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