Trump trade fury torpedoes Canada's G7 summit

Trump trade fury torpedoes Canada's G7 summit

After Mr. Trump's departure from the G-7, Mr. Trudeau held a press conference Saturday stating that all of the member nations, including the USA, had signed a communique pledging to lower tariffs and other trade barriers.

U.S. President Donald Trump throws the G7's efforts to show a united front into disarray after he became angry with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and instructed his representatives NOT to endorse the summit's joint communique.

Trump said that Trudeau was "meek and mild" during the G7 meeting.

When asked about President Trump's earlier comments on trade, in which he warned his allies off imposing retaliatory measures for the tariffs, Mr Trudeau told reporters: "The president will continue to say what he says at various occasions".

The group of seven nations that make up the G7 are Canada, France, the United States, the UK, Germany, Japan and Italy.

While talking tough with USA allies such as Canada and the EU, Trump repeated his call for Russian Federation to be allowed back into the elite club, which includes Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the US and Japan.

"Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around".

They also stepped up Trump's assault on Trudeau himself - unprecedented in the neighbouring countries' longstanding relationship. 45 of 50 USA states export more to the European Union than they do to China.

U.S. allies will "be looking forward to the day when there's a different government in the United States", he said. Its statement took a generally positive view of the leaders' positions on trade matters while acknowledging tensions with the US.

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As The Guardian reports, the Comminique is actually "a joint statement [among all attending leaders] vowing to fight back against protectionism and pledging to follow established trade rules, in spite of clear differences between the U.S. and their counterparts in the global group".

Mr. Trump declared tariffs were the most important topic at the G7 summit, blasting ally nations for what he sees as them taking advantage of the U.S. He said other nations have been treating the U.S. like the "piggy back that everybody's robbing".

Reacting to Mr Trump's tweets, Mr Trudeau's office said: "We are focused on everything we accomplished here at the summit".

"I congratulate leaders of other countries for so crazily being able to make these trade deals so good for their countries", Trump said, while insisting that his relationships with Europe and Canada were "outstanding".

Trump cited progress on reaching an agreement on the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, saying the final outcome would lead either to an improved trade deal or separate pacts with the two US neighbors.

He said he just wants what's fair for America. "I think President Trump knows that".

Another image of the same gathering however suggests a more relaxed interaction, with Merkel smiling and Trump making eye contact.

But I feel really confident", Trump said of Monday's meeting, which is the first between a North Korean leader and sitting US president, "It's never been done, It's never been tested.

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