Facing off with Trump, Justin Trudeau dons the cape of 'Captain Canada'

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In this handout photograph provided by The Strait Times, U.S. President Donald Trump with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (unseen) during their historic U.S. -DPRK summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island on June 12, 2018 in Singapore.

He called Mr Trudeau "dishonest & weak" after Mr Trudeau said at a news conference that Canada would retaliate for new United States tariffs.

Trump said the global leaders left the G-7 meeting in good spirits, and said he had agreed to sign the meeting's summary document.

Trump says he watched that news conference on his way to Singapore, and was upset because he thought he and Trudeau had had a positive meeting in Charlevoix.

"And that's what bad faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference...that's what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did, and that comes right from Air Force One".

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"He's giving a news conference about how he will not be pushed around by the United States".

Things got worse for trade between the USA and Canada as our neighbors to the north announced retaliatory tariffs in response to the Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada and other US allies.

"I know my colleagues are hearing from numerous businesses and manufacturers across the country very similar stories, that this trade dispute is probably two weeks away from affecting Canadians in a very real way", he said.

MPs of all political stripes unanimously adopted a motion to that effect proposed by New Democrat MP Tracey Ramsey even as Trump continued to rail against what he described as unfair trade policies of Canada and other traditional US allies.

Liberal MP and former dairy farmer Wayne Easter said there was a real sense of panic building in his P.E.I. riding over the implications of Trump's pronouncements following his departure from the G7 gathering.

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He told reporters that imposing retaliatory measures "is not something I relish doing" but that he wouldn't hesitate to do so because "I will always protect Canadian workers and Canadian interests". "And it won't even be tough".

In a weekend tweet, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May also expressed her support for Trudeau - and recommended other leaders follow suit. Among other things, she said the government should be preparing to keep pace with corporate tax cuts and tax breaks south of the border. Mr Kudlow suggested Mr Trump saw Mr Trudeau as trying to weaken his hand before that meeting, saying the president would not "let a Canadian prime minister push him around". Trudeau stuck our president in the back.

Former Conservative cabinet minister James Moore, a member of the government's advisory group on NAFTA, hailed Trudeau's approach, refusing to react to "the noise, the bluster, the Twitter, the emotional outbursts".

"We've had American tariffs that have been put in overnight, Mr. Speaker".

The summit was seen as an opportunity to overcome disagreements on new tariffs imposed by the USA on imports.

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In reality, the United States has a small surplus with Canada when goods and services are considered - $341.2 billion to Canada's $325.9 billion, according to 2016 statistics from the USA trade representative.

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