U.S. President Donald Trump, who is due to attend the leaders' meeting in the Canadian province of Quebec, imposed tariffs last week of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminium from Canada, the European Union and Mexico, citing national security reasons.
Macron's comments come as the leaders of the G7 countries are preparing to meet at a trade summit in Canada, which analysts expect will turn into a showdown on trade deals, given Trump's repeated insistence that the USA has the "worst trade deals ever made".
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has stepped up his criticism of the Trump administration in recent days, taking special offense to the "national security" rationale Washington used to justify steel and aluminum tariffs on its close ally and trading partner.
"I know we're going to have some very, very frank conversations quite clearly around the table", Mr Trudeau told Global TV, adding he would convey Canada's displeasure over the tariffs personally when he meets Mr Trump in Quebec. Larry Kudlow, economic advisor to Trump, said Tuesday the administration wants to replace the agreement entirely, with separate trade deals with both the northern and southern neighbors.
His advisers have said he is trying to use the threat of tariffs as leverage to force other countries to lower barriers in a way that would allow more US imports.
According to CNN, the two world leaders were discussing trade when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked for an explanation of how tariffs are considered a national security issue.
NASA’s Curiosity rover finds organic matter on Mars
EDT today, and while NASA obviously hasn't revealed exactly what it has in store, there's a few things we do know. That's because the surface of Mars is constantly bombarded with radiation that can break down organic compounds .
"Within the context of the rights that the existing accord gives us, we are answering", Guajardo said.
Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto renewed their commitment to NAFTA last week after the tariffs were imposed. "It will start first of all to hurt US workers".
"A trade war doesn't spare anyone", Macron said.
"That is the best option we have today", Macron said during the joint press conference with Trudeau.
Amazon to show 20 Premier League matches a season from 2019
Sky Sports paid £3.58 billion ($4.8 billion) for 128 matches a season in February , while BT has the rights to 52 games. Amazon picked up one package, while BT secured the final batch of games to add to their original tally.
The response comes 24 hours after Mexico confirmed it had launched tariffs on USA steel and was also targeting United States goods such as Bourbon.
Still, Macron is undeterred and affirms his friendship with the famously temperamental United States president.
"And I would just say to all of Canada's American friends - and there are so many - seriously?"
Macron expressed support for Trump in his expected summit with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, but also warned that the United States president's abrogation last month of a 2015 multilateral deal on the Iranian nuclear programme, cast doubt on the credibility of such agreements.
Kate Spade Dead At 55
The fashion designer was tragically found dead by her housekeeper at her Park Avenue apartment on Tuesday at the age of 55. He continued to say that his main focus now is the pair's teenage daughter, who Kate reportedly left a note to.