US Senator John McCain has attacked President Donald Trump after he threatened to impose new tariffs on Canada and rejected a joint communiqué issued at this weekend’s G7 summit.
On Saturday, Trump tweeted that he had instructed US officials not to endorse the communiqué during the summit in Quebec.
The US president retracted his initial endorsement of the joint statement following “false statements” by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. At a news conference, Trudeau said Canada would move forward on July 1 with retaliatory tariffs to answer for Trump’s “illegitimate” tariffs on aluminum and steel.
Based on Justin’s false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9,…