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The two world leaders spoke on the phone last week when the U.S. had just announced they would impose steel and aluminium tariffs on the European Union, Mexico and Canada.

He has threatened to use national security laws to do the same for foreign auto imports and has walked back on environmental agreements and an global deal to prevent Iran from building a nuclear bomb.

File image of USA president Donald Trump and French president Emmanuel Macron. "Because these 6 countries represent values, they represent an economic market which has the weight of history behind it and which is now a true worldwide force".

Trump explained the imposition of tariffs by the USA desire to achieve fair conditions in trade.

The problem with Trump's comments to Trudeau is that British troops burned down the White House in 1814 during the War of 1812, the report said. Several of them, including Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau, have threatened retaliatory tariffs. "Trump's trying to fix this broken system".

Abe is not the only world leader to have tried charming Trump and failed to come away with concessions from the US leader.

Thursday's strained call is particularly notable because Macron is arguably the European leader to whom Trump is closest.

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The U.S. president's move immediately angered European leaders and other foreign trading partners. Pleas by the other member countries for exemptions from the USA steel and aluminum tariffs, which went into effect on June 1, have fallen on deaf ears in Washington. The decision drew criticism from European and Canadian leaders.

The meeting comes after a gathering of G-7 finance ministers concluded last week with a message of "concern and disappointment" to Trump from the other six countries. The EU also attends.

"I regard this as much like a family quarrel", Kudlow told a news conference in Washington, adding that he's confident the current tariff angst will soon blow over.

While trade is expected to dominate, Trudeau also wants to focus on gender equality and climate change. -Canada relationship - as well as the effort by Canadian politicians of different stripes to appear united when they press Washington on trade issues. The financial prosecutor's office said on Monday it was checking whether Alexis Kohler, 45, had breached civil service rules when he was handling issues relating to the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the BBC reported.

But Wall Street may be minimizing - if not ignoring - the rising risks from Trump's aggressive trade agenda.

"He will continue to make the fight because he believes it's in the best intertest of the United States", said Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council.


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