TRUDEAU, MACRON WARN TRUMP ABOUT U.S. TARIFFS AHEAD OF G7 SUMMIT
Jun 07, 2018
By Bob Komsic
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron say they plan to be polite and persuasive but firm when they talk to Donald Trump at the G7 summit in Charlevoix, Quebec.
(Patrick Doyle/Canadian Press)
On the eve of what’s shaping up to be a tense gathering, Trudeau and Macron offered support for and ”solidarity” with Washington’s efforts to denuclearize North Korea, but they have a blunt message for the U.S. president when it comes to the steel and aluminum tariffs.
”American jobs are on the line because of his actions and because of his administration,” said Trudeau.
Standing by his side, Macron agreed.
”A trade war doesn’t spare anyone,” added the French president.
”It will start to hurt American workers, the cost of raw materials will rise and industry will become less competitive.”