Fast facts on Trump's clash with allies over trade

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White House trade adviser Peter Navarro lashed out against Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a "Fox News Sunday" interview, saying that there would be a "special place in hell" for Trudeau and any other foreign leader who engaged in "bad-faith diplomacy" against President Donald Trump.

The US president defended the controversial trade policy which has put him at odds with the rest of the G7 leaders at their gathering in Canada, accusing the European Union of a "brutal" approach to business with the United States and warning that retaliating against American steel tariffs would be a mistake. Yet after leaving the summit for his Tuesday meeting with the leader of North Korea, Trump tweeted that he would instruct U.S. officials not to endorse the G7 statement, after objecting to comments from summit host Trudeau.

Canada responded by announcing it would put into effect countermeasures to combat US tariffs. "Our tariffs are in response to his 270 percent on dairy".

The Canadian dollar was trading at 76.90 cents USA, down from Friday's average value of 77.15 cents USA, after Trump continued his attacks on Canada and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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Donald Trump is due to fly into Quebec on Friday morning for a G7 meeting which, even before it has begun, is already on the way to being the most acrimonious in the summit's history.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in a statement: "We are focused on everything we accomplished at the G7 summit".

The French president expressed support for Trump in his expected summit with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, but also warned his abrogation last month of a 2015 multilateral deal on the Iranian nuclear programme had cast doubt on the credibility of such agreements. Celebrities like George Takei even said on Twitter that the photo proved Trump was an "international disgrace". She said that she still believes Trump shares the principled stance of the G7 on "many issues". "We make commitments and keep them".

At the summit, of which the build-up to had been dominated by Mr Trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, the world leaders had agreed a statement that read: "We acknowledge that free, fair and mutually beneficial trade and investment, while creating reciprocal benefits, are key engines for growth and job creation".

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The negotiators included agree-to-disagree language on climate change and on an global commitment to reduce plastics in the world. G7 includes the seven leading industrialized countries of Britain, the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada.

"POTUS is not going to let a Canadian prime minister push him around on the eve of this", Kudlow said, using an acronym for president of the United States.

Meanwhile, Kudlow, speaking the "Face the Nation" on Sunday, said that Trudeau "should've known better."

"I just don't see anything wrong with the American president suggesting that the G7 go back and have another discussion with Russia", Kudlow said on CNN's "State of the Union".

The verbal volleys by Navarro and Trump's top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, picked up where Trump had left off on Saturday evening.

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In response, Trump tweeted on his way to Singapore that he instructed USA representatives not to endorse the communique.

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