트럼프 대통령이 관세 부과 문제로 전통적 동맹국인 G7과
분열과 갈등을 일으키고 있다는 우려의 목소리가 미국 내외에서 확산되고 있음..
G7 주최국인 캐나다와 수상과는 인신공격에 해당하는 비난을 상호 교환하기도..
- 트럼프, 캐나다-멕시코-G7 국가들에 철강 알루미늄 수입 관세 부과 발표
** 트럼프, 관세부과하면서 미국에 "안보 위협"이라고 주장
- 캐나다 트뤼도 총리, "안보위협"이란 말에 "모욕적(insulting)" "수용 불가(unacceptable)" 언급
- 트럼프 늦게 G7회의 도착, 일찍 싱가포르로 떠남
- 트럼프, G7 공동성명 승인 불가 입장
- 트뤼도, 미의 입장에 캐나다가 "떠밀리는 일 없을 것(will not ne pushed around)" 언급
- 트럼프 참모, Kutlow "트뤼도가 미국 등에서 칼로 찔렀다(stabbed in the back)" 표현 비난
** 경제참모 Navaro "지옥에나 가라(special position in the hell)" 표현 비난
- 전문가(Boot): 트럼프가 어랜 동맹국들과 갈등 분열 조장하는 것은 "자기파괴적(self-destructive)" 맹비난..적대국인 러시아와 북한에는 우호적이라고 비판
Max Boot: "The Road, not taken"
- 실제로 미국과 캐나다간 무역에서 미국이 흑자..
트럼프의 적자 주장 비판..
Trump Economic Adviser Ties G-7 Tension to North Korea Meeting
President Trump “is not going to let a Canadian prime minister push him around,” said his top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, left.CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times
By Noah Weiland
June 10, 2018
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s top economic adviser said on Sunday that Mr. Trump had pulled out of a joint statement with allies at the Group of 7 meeting over the weekend because a “betrayal” by the Canadian prime minister had threatened to make Mr. Trump appear weak before his summit meeting on Tuesday with North Korea’s leader.
The adviser, Larry Kudlow, said that Mr. Trump had no choice but to take the action after the prime minister, Justin Trudeau, said in a news conference that Canada would not be bullied by the United States on trade.
Mr. Trump “is not going to let a Canadian prime minister push him around,” Mr. Kudlow said, adding, “He is not going to permit any show of weakness on a trip to negotiate with North Korea.”
Mr. Trudeau made his remarks, which were largely measured in tone, after the president had agreed to sign the joint statement and had left for his historic meeting with Kim Jong-un in Singapore. Negotiators had struggled to write a compromise communiqué addressing trade and other issues that the seven nations could agree on, but issued one on Saturday believing that there would be consensus.
In his news conference, the prime minister made a vow to protect his country’s interests that was not unlike the promises Mr. Trump himself has made for the United States. But Mr. Kudlow said that the timing of the comments meant that Mr. Trudeau had “stabbed us in the back.”
“We joined the communiqué in good faith,” Mr. Kudlow said on CNN’s “State of the Union” program. “You just don’t behave that way, O.K.? It’s a betrayal.”
He added that Mr. Trump “had every right — every right — to push back on this amateurish Trudeau scheme.”
Peter Navarro, the president’s top trade adviser, echoed Mr. Kudlow’s criticism of Mr. Trudeau, though in even harsher terms.
“There’s a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad-faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door,” Mr. Navarro said on “Fox News Sunday.”
On Sunday, Democrats expressed alarm at Mr. Trump’s decision to back away from the joint G-7 statement.
“This wasn’t just with Trudeau. This is with our best allies,” Senator Dianne Feinstein of California said on CNN. “Not to sign a statement of solidarity, which stands for everything that we stand for, is a big mistake.”
Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, offered a message to foreign nations in a tweet.
“To our allies: bipartisan majorities of Americans remain pro-free trade, pro-globalization & supportive of alliances based on 70 years of shared values,” he wrote on Saturday. “Americans stand with you, even if our president doesn’t.”
On Saturday, Mr. Trudeau said Canada would retaliate against United States tariffs on steel and aluminum products. The president apparently heard Mr. Trudeau’s comments while flying on Air Force One and quickly lashed out on Twitter.
“Based on Justin’s false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!” Mr. Trump wrote.
He added that Mr. Trudeau was “very dishonest and weak” and “acted so meek and mild.”
Mr. Trump’s response amounted to a declaration of political war on one of the country’s closest allies, and further isolated the United States after months of protectionist threats that have kept Mr. Trudeau on edge.
In a tweet on Sunday, Mr. Trudeau chose to focus on what he said was the substance of the summit meeting.
“The historic and important agreement we all reached at #G7Charlevoix will help make our economies stronger & people more prosperous, protect our democracies, safeguard our environment and protect women & girls’ rights around the world,” he wrote. “That’s what matters.”
The Canadian foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, said on Sunday that “Canada does not believe that ad hominem attacks are a particularly appropriate or useful way to conduct our relations with other countries.”
She added, “We particularly refrain from ad hominem attacks when it comes to our allies.”
Canada was not the only target at the G-7 meeting. During closed-door sessions on Friday, Mr. Trump went around the room, declaring ways that each of the nations had mistreated the United States, according to a European official. Mr. Trump has long maintained that his country has been duped by others into signing disastrous trade agreements.
His comments also came just hours after Mr. Trudeau had tried to paint a more civil picture of the summit meeting, which was held in a quiet resort town north of Quebec City.
Mr. Trudeau had said he was “inspired” by the talks between the seven international allies on economic and foreign policy questions. Mr. Trump had posed for pictures with the other world leaders, gripping and grinning amid talks that White House aides insisted were friendly.
Mr. Kudlow, a free-trader who joined the administration in March, said on Sunday that the United States had in fact been near a substantive agreement with Canada on the North American Free Trade Agreement, which has been the subject of difficult negotiations.
“We were very close to making a deal with Canada on NAFTA, bilaterally perhaps,” he said on CNN, though he did not elaborate.
Trump turns the G-7 into the G-6 vs. G-1 | Max Boot
Updated 9:48 PM; Posted 9:47 PM
By Max Boot
Shortly after Donald Trump won the South Carolina primary in February 2016, I warned in an article co-written with economist Benn Steil that "a Trump presidency threatens the post-World War II liberal international order that American presidents of both parties have so laboriously built up - an order based on free trade and alliances with other democracies.
His policies would not make America 'great.' Just the opposite. A Trump presidency would represent the death knell of America as a great power."
Such warnings might have sounded hyperbolic at the time. Who, after all, knew whether Trump would make good on his threats? Even in year one of the Trump era, it would have been possible to dismiss our dire prediction. Trump did not, after all, pull U.S. troops out of allied countries, exit NATO or lift sanctions on Russia. He still hasn't done any of those things, but, hey, he's only been in office a little more than 500 days. Give him time. In just the past few weeks, he has taken a giant step toward destroying the global system that the United States created after 1945.
Trump has now exited three major treaties - the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Paris climate accord and the Iran nuclear accord - and thrown into doubt the future of another - the North American Free Trade Agreement - while launching a reckless trade war against our closest allies.
Trump pulls back endorsement of G-7 communique
President Donald Trump threw the G-7 summit into disarray Saturday.
At the Group of Seven summit, Trump continued to push his irrational idee fixe that the United States - the richest nation in the world - has been victimized by its friends. "We're like the piggy bank that everybody is robbing," Trump seethed. "And that ends."
The president's outbursts turned the summit into the G-6 vs. G-1. The mood was captured in an already iconic photograph showing Trump sitting, his arms crossed in a defensive posture, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel, surrounded by the other leaders, leans across the table at him. Trump looks like a defendant who has just been found guilty by a jury of his peers.
After the meeting, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not mince words, calling the U.S. tariffs "insulting" and saying: "Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around." The G-7 ended in unprecedented nastiness with Trump, who had left early, blasting Trudeau as "very dishonest & weak" and instructing his representatives not to sign the joint communique.
On Sunday, Trump's aides piled on, with Larry Kudlow accusing Trudeau of a "betrayal" and Peter Navarro saying there's a "special place in hell" for the Canadian prime minister. No U.S. officials have ever spoken this way about any U.S. ally, ever. These are the kind of words that normally precede military action.
Trump seems amazed to discover that the European Union (gross domestic product: $17.1 trillion), Japan ($4.8 trillion), and Canada ($1.6 trillion) - which together produce more than the United States ($19.3 trillion) - will not be pushed around as easily as the contractors he has gotten used to stiffing.
Trump may well have been looking for a friendly face at such frosty gatherings when he suggested that the G-7 should add Russia. This was a bizarre suggestion, given that Russia is not only an international outlaw but also an economic pygmy whose GDP does not even rank in the top 10. If the G-7 were to expand, it should include India and Brazil, both democracies that have larger economies than Russia's. Russia was rightly kicked out of the G-8 because of its invasion of Ukraine - an act of aggression for which Trump perversely blames President Barack Obama - and it has done nothing since 2014 to deserve readmittance. Instead, its meddling in U.S. elections and war crimes in Syria demand more punishment.
Trump prefaced his call for Russia's inclusion by saying, "Now, I love our country" - not something that presidents normally feel compelled to declare. But it is hardly surprising if Trump's mystifying favoritism toward Vladimir Putin raises questions of where exactly his loyalties lie. By creating such a deep rift between the United States and its NATO allies, Trump is doing precisely what Putin hoped would happen when he helped Trump get elected.
The Russian dictator can barely conceal his glee, and he is moving to fill the opening that the president has created. A new poll finds that only 14 percent of Germans consider the United States a reliable partner, compared with 36 percent for Russia and 43 percent for China. That the citizens of one of America's staunchest and most important allies now look more favorably upon our illiberal foes is a testament to Trump's unrivaled wrecking abilities.
There have been trans-Atlantic spats before, of course, from the Suez Crisis in 1956 to the Vietnam War in the 1960s, the Pershing II missiles in the 1980s and the Iraq War in the 2000s. But none of those disputes called into question the fundamental unity of the West in the way that Trump's stupid and self-destructive actions do. The Atlantic alliance was born in Canada in 1941 and may well have died there in 2018.