Schumer, Pelosi Go Ballistic After Trump Reverses G7 Communique Endorsement

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Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi sharply criticized President Trump for threatening tariffs on Canada and reversing course on his previous endorsement of the G7 joint communique.

After leaving the summit early, Trump announced on Twitter the non-endorsement and attacked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for essentially acting one way during the summit and another when speaking to reporters afterward. (RELATED: ‘Fake News’ — Trump Goes To Canada, Drenches The American Media In Maple Syrup And Eats Them For Breakfast)

“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!” wrote Trump. “PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, ‘US Tariffs were kind of insulting’ and he ‘will not be pushed around.’ Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!”

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer asked if the United States was “executing Putin’s diplomatic and national security strategy.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi brought the Commerce Department into the mix by criticizing its decision to lift penalties on ZTE, a Chinese telecommunications firm.

“This week started with @realDonaldTrump boosting a Chinese company identified as a national security threat to the U.S,” tweeted Pelosi. “It ended with him standing up for Russia and alienating our allies at the G7. #MAGA.”

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