Trump wrongly accused Canada of torching White House in War of 1812

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The problem with that remark is that British troops were actually responsible for burning down the White House during the War of 1812.

Macron - who had formed an unlikely bond with Trump - declined to characterize his last conversation with the USA leader, but unnamed White House insiders told U.S. media it was "terrible".

Trudeau was angered Trump utilized the rarely invoked "national security" provision to justify the tariffs, and in doing so was alluding that Canada was a threat to US national security.

Canada's foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, said Wednesday that steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by the United States coming into force on July 1 were illegal and that the Canadian response would be measured and proportionate.

"There are disagreements. He's sticking to his guns".

Kudlow says Trump "hates multilateral" treaties.

"Communication lines are open", he said.

Trump has previously admitted to making a claim to Trudeau that he wasn't sure was true, insisting that the USA had a trade deficit with Canada.

But it's not just the volume of apples exported that makes Mexico such a crucial market.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross once called Canada's USA envoy, during a Trump visit to Wisconsin, saying he's "never heard him so upset".

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Apples are one of 71 US products targeted by Mexico, which is also in talks with the United States and Canada to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Sources claimed that the president invoked the War of 1812 when his Canadian counterpart asked him how he could justify the tariff change as a "national security" issue, which the administration had done under a 1962 trade law.

The Canadian Prime Minister said it was a low-point in North American relations, calling the deal "an insult" to Canadian soldiers who had fought and died next to Americans.

But he said even that amount "would not address the underlying, long-run concerns the United States has with China".

When it comes to pork and other porcine products, Mexico is the biggest importer of goods produced in the volume, and pork producers in the country will now be subject to a tariff of 20 percent on a range of goods, including pork leg and shoulder, and ham, according to a Mexican presidential decree that announced the tariffs.

Other measures Mexico imposed include 20-25% tariffs on cheese and bourbon and duties of up to 25% on steel products. But U.S. shares rose on Wednesday. Despite the tensions, Trump is sticking to his guns, saying that the United States "must, at long last, be treated fairly on trade".

Adding to the uncertainty is European anger over Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the global nuclear agreement with Iran. "Right now they are getting chaos and protectionism".

"We have heard nothing", she said.

"I will of course try to speak to the USA president about the current problems that we have overall, in particular on Iran and on trade tariffs", Merkel told the Bundestag lower house of parliament during a question-and-answer session with lawmakers.

"Trump thought Canada was going to be the easiest country to play, and he's disappointed that didn't happen", said Dunniella Kaufman, a Canadian trade lawyer based in Washington.