"He's a pathetic little man-child."
Roland Paris, former foreign policy adviser to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, called Trump a "pathetic little man-child" on Twitter Saturday in response to President Donald Trump tweeting that Trudeau was "dishonest and weak."
Trump cut his stay at the summit short. On Saturday afternoon, after Trudeau took a public jab at the US's new tariffs on Canadian imports, Trump took umbrage on Twitter.
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2018
The president then continued to attack Canada, and the summit as a whole, announcing on Twitter that the US will not co-sign the group's joint statement.
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2018
Twenty minutes later, Paris responded to Trump.
Big tough guy once he’s back on his airplane. Can’t do it in person, and knows it, which makes him feel week. So he projects these feelings onto Trudeau and then lashes out at him. You don’t need to be Freud. He’s a pathetic little man-child. https://t.co/lpz0R5Ftyj— Roland Paris (@rolandparis) June 9, 2018
Trump implied that the reason Trudeau's statement caused such an uproar was that it came after the US delegation had left the summit -- in other words, behind Trump's back. However, Cameron Ahmad, who serves in communications for the Prime Minister, said that Trudeau has always been upfront with Trump.
Statement from the Prime Minister’s Office:— Cameron Ahmad (@CameronAhmad) June 9, 2018
We are focused on everything we accomplished here at the #G7 summit.
The Prime Minister said nothing he hasn’t said before — both in public, and in private conversations with the President.
Democrats, Republicans, and foreign leaders alike have criticized Trump for what they feel is poor diplomacy and leadership.
John McCain Tweeted on Saturday that "Americans stand with you, even if our president doesn't."
To our allies: bipartisan majorities of Americans remain pro-free trade, pro-globalization & supportive of alliances based on 70 years of shared values. Americans stand with you, even if our president doesn’t.— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) June 10, 2018
Nancy Pelosi feels that Trump is "alienating us from our allies."
This week started with @realDonaldTrump boosting a Chinese company identified as a national security threat to the U.S. It ended with him standing up for Russia and alienating our allies at the G7. #MAGA— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) June 9, 2018
Chuck Schumer compared the US to Russia, saying the nations' diplomatic and national security strategies are becoming indistinguishable.
Are we executing Putin’s diplomatic and national security strategy or AMERICA’s diplomatic and national security strategy? After the last few days, it’s hard to tell.— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) June 9, 2018
“In a matter of seconds, you can destroy trust with 280 Twitter characters,” German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said to Reuters.