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Trump torpedoes G7 effort to ease trade spat, threatens auto tariffs

Reuters  |  LA MALBAIE, Quebec 

By Roberta Rampton and Jean-Baptiste VeyLA MALBAIE, Quebec (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump threw the G7's efforts to show a united front into disarray after taking aim at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, adding he might double down on import tariffs by hitting the sensitive auto industry.Having left the Group of Seven summit in Canada early, Trump's announcement that he was backing out of the joint communique torpedoed what appeared to be a fragile consensus on the trade dispute between Washington and its top allies."PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our ...

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First Published: Sun, June 10 2018. 16:56 IST