President Donald Trump talks with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a G-7 Summit welcome ceremony in Charlevoix Canada. Canada announced Friday June 29 billions of dollars in retaliatory tariffs again

"Donald Trump has declared war on Canada and we have absolutely no choice but to retaliate", he told CTV News Channel.

"They have been taking advantage of the United States for a long time".

President Donald Trump said Sunday that he is "not happy" with the revised NAFTA deal that his administration has been hammering out with Canada and Mexico and that he doesn't want to sign any new agreement until after the midterm elections in November.

Canada and Mexico initially were exempted from the United States metals tariffs - as was the European Union - but Trump allowed the duties to take effect June 1 after talks stalled to revamp the 1994 trilateral North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).


"There is so much to be proud of as a country, but the thing we always have to be most proud of is Canadians ourselves - the way we step, the way we lean on each other, the way we're creative and optimistic about the future, the way we look at challenges as opportunities, to grow, to build, to be there for each other". It's largely balanced trade, and it's fair trade, and it's free trade - or it was until Mr. Trump started applying weird restrictions, tariffs under the guise of national security, which is, of course, ludicrous. "These actions will only lead to additional price increases in the residential and commercial building markets in both countries, hinder progress in the renegotiation of NAFTA and resolving the softwood lumber dispute".

He said Trudeau wanted to be on the ground with steelworkers at a family event on the day Canada's counter-tariffs came into effect to "make it really tangible what this is about".

Trump said that the US auto sector will be "very happy" with the outcome of the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation.

"I think a lot of people are willing to take him at his word - that what he's doing is going to be helpful for farmers and ranchers in rural communities", Purdue said.


Trump has suggested new tariffs of 20 to 25 per cent on auto imports, according to The Associated Press, which based its report on an anonymous source.

GORDON RITCHIE: Official U.S. government statistics show that the U.S.is in a small surplus with Canada. Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland announced the tariffs at a steel facility in Hamilton, Ontario where she was flanked by brawny workers in yellow hardhats. She insisted that the negotiations continue "at a very intense level". "We've built this city together that exemplifies Canadian core values such as fairness, equality, respect, inclusion", he says in his Canada Day message.

Canada's surtaxes will only apply to goods that originate in the United States, in accordance with the NAFTA marking rules.

In his comments to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Trump also predicted that, in the end, the three countries will "get along".


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