US President Donald Trump Calls Canadian PM 'Dishonest and Weak', Refuses to Sign G7 Statement
US President Donald Trump has Called Canadian PM Justin Trudeau 'Dishonest and Weak' After the G7 Summit | Representational Image | (Photo Credits: Getty Images)

Quebec, June 10: US President Donald Trump has refused to sign the G7 statement and has escalated the acrimony between him and G7 leaders by targeting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and calling him "very dishonest and weak." The President didn't stop there, he also warned of imposing heavy penalties on automobile imports thus resulting in what could be described as one of the most "tensed and cold" G7 meets in recent years.

President Trump kicked up controversy just before the start of the G7 summit in two ways. First, he asked for Russia to be inducted in the G7 again. (The G7 used to be known as G8 before Russia was eliminated from the group for annexing Crimea in the year 2014). And then, by tweeting that Canada and France were charging huge tariffs and creating non-monetary barriers for US after French President Emmanuel Macron said that the G7 may well do with G6 hinting America's exclusion from the group and also saying that "No leader is forever."

He specifically targeted Prime Minister Trudeau in the tweet just before the beginning of the G7 meet by tweeting:

The acrimony only seems to have reached new levels, if President Trump's latest tweets are anything to go by:

The bitter exchange was soon turned personal by US President after he called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of acting "meek and mild" during their meeting.

President Trump has been targeting allies Canada and France over the high tariff rates and has promised of protectionist measures. In a tweet he firmly said that, "The United States will not allow other countries to impose massive Tariffs and Trade Barriers on its farmers, workers and companies. While sending their product into our country tax free. We have put up with Trade Abuse for many decades — and that is long enough." It remains to be seen what impact the Twitter rants of President Trump have over Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and trade relations between the US and Canada.