Trump withdraws endorsement of G7 joint statement, slams 'weak' Trudeau

Trump withdraws endorsement of G7 joint statement, slams 'weak' Trudeau

Trump's tirade came before he was to leave for Singapore for his historic summit with the North Korean leader North Korea's Kim Jong Un. We are talking to many countries, we are talking to all countries."And it's going to stop".

President Trump concluded his visit to the Group of Seven summit on Saturdaywith warnings to US allies, saying if they don't eliminate barriers to trade, they could lose access to the USA economy. "But he doesn't bring up the fact that they charge us up to 300% on dairy - hurting our Farmers, killing our Agriculture", the U.S. president said.

In a statement, a spokesman for Trudeau did not address Trump's insults. "The president will continue to say what he says, on various occasions", said the prime minister.

The US president signaled that he was in no mood to compromise as he met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The leaders worked late into the night on Friday at the luxurious and tightly secured riverside hotel where the summit is being held, with the White House tweeting a photo showing the leaders huddled around a coffee table at 11:20 pm ET.

Other G-7 leaders may also choose to be less confrontational with Trump. And that's not good for you people, especially as governors. "It's a lovely evening, a great weekend".

Trump quickly responded on Twitter that he was surprised by Trudeau's comments because he found the prime minister "so meek and mild" at the summit.

The communique said the leaders of the United States, Canada, Britain, France, Italy, Germany and Japan agreed on the need for "free, fair, and mutually beneficial trade" and the importance of fighting protectionism.

And he said his recent imposition of punishing steel and aluminum tariffs was based on legitimate national security concerns, rebuffing the concerns of allies.

Speaking at a news conference, Mr Trudeau said: "I highlighted directly to the president that Canadians did not take it lightly, the United States' move forward with significant tariffs on our steel and aluminium industry".

In the communique announced by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the group of major industrial nations - Canada, the USA, the UK, France, Italy, Japan and Germany - agreed on the need for "free, fair, and mutually beneficial trade" and the importance of fighting protectionism.

Last year, Trudeau explained away Trump's isolation by chalking it up to a change in Washington, D.C., after eight years of an Obama White House.

Newly minted Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte backed President Trump's bid to re-admit Russian Federation back into the fold, according to The Local, and seemed very congenial while speaking in person to the commander-in-chief. Bannon said China is "now on notice that Trump will not back down from even allies" complaints in his goal of "America First'".

Trump Calls to Readmit Russia to G-7
Going into the summit, Mr Trump was at odds with other leaders on issues such as trade, Iran and climate change. Halting all trade with countries that don't drop tariffs is a "very profitable answer", Trump said.

TRUMP SOT: "We're going to deal with the unfair trade practices".

"We're the piggy bank that everybody is robbing".

"We strive to reduce tariff barriers, non-tariff barriers and subsidies", the statement said.

Trudeau said he and Trump have disagreed over Trump's call for Canada to open up its supply management system, which protects dairy, poultry and eggs farmers, during the hard ongoing renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. A Canadian official said the leaders discussed accelerating the pace of the talks.

But Trudeau objected strenuously to a sunset clause of any length. "If you put an expiry date on a trade deal, that's not actually a trade deal". "That's our unequivocal position", he said.

Trump is painting a highly inaccurate tariff picture - wrongly suggesting everyone else has high tariffs while USA has none.

He says Russia's return as a member of the Group of Seven would be "an asset".

Trump placed the blame on his predecessor, President Barack Obama.

Trudeau said five of the G7 countries agreed to a plastics charter to further protect the environment and oceans.

After Trudeau said he was "happy to announce that we have released a joint communique by all seven countries" indicating that the United States had signed on, Trump announced that the USA would reverse its decision and not sign on to the statement after all.

Previous G7 summits have seen large-scaled anti-globalization protests.

A key question was whether the seven countries could agree on a joint statement of priorities at the conclusion of the meeting. But I feel really confident", Trump said of Monday's meeting, which is the first between a North Korean leader and sitting USA president, "It's never been done, It's never been tested.

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