Trump blasts key allies for “backstabbing” on trade

Jun 11, 2018, 7:14 AM EDT
U.S. President Donald Trump left G7 summit in disarray.
(Source: The White House/flickr)

Just hours after leaving a fiery G7 summit in Canada and rejecting a joint communiqué, U.S. President Donald Trump went on a Twitter rant, blasting Washington’s closest allies for ripping America off on trade.

In his Twitter tirade, Trump reminded the allies that Washington has been paying disproportionately more towards the costs of the NATO, writes the BBC.

Trump’s outburst followed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision to take retaliatory measures against the U.S. move to impose new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the E.U., Mexico and Canada, notes The Guardian.