Chancellor Angela Merkel: Trump's rejection of G7 communique 'sobering' and 'depressing'
11 June, 2018, 01:04 | Author: Dustin Murphy
In a tweet posted Saturday evening, Trump said his decision was based on "false statements" made by Trudeau during a press conference he gave, as well as "the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs" on USA companies. "Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270 percent on dairy!" the USA president tweeted.
But, after a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, Trump struck a more affable tone and said the French leader was helping work out trade issues.
In other developments at the two-day summit, Trudeau told Trump there would be no North American Free Trade Agreement unless the US dropped its tariffs on steel and aluminum.
On Saturday, Trump arrived late for the first working session on gender equality but Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau forged ahead with opening remarks without him, commenting wryly about "stragglers".
Harper said that although he could understand the US wanting a better trade relationship with countries like China and Mexico, he can't "understand the obsession with trade relations with Canada".
But by ordering his representatives to back out of the communique, Mr Trump appeared to be asserting his oft-stated aim of upsetting the status quo whether by pulling out of the global climate accord or the worldwide nuclear deal with Iran or threats to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement.
"We need to stand with our democratic allies", Feinstein said.
France is also standing by the G7 communique, a French presidency official said, adding anyone departing from the commitments made at the summit would be showing their "incoherence and inconsistency".
He was reacting to Trudeau's declaration that Canadians would "not be pushed around" and would hit back at punishing USA tariffs on metal imports with "equivalent tariffs". "Well, the in-factual, the non-factual part of this was they have enormous tariffs", Kudlow said.
Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California appeared after Kudlow on the same program and called Trump's decision to not sign the communique a "mistake".
"The European Union is brutal to the United States".
"The world as we know it, namely the USA -led rules-based multilateralism, is now in serious danger of unraveling, as illustrated at the G7 meeting", said Erik Nielsen, chief economist at Unicredit Bank.
One of China's largest telecommunications companies is back on its feet today, thanks to a deal with the USA government. For those unaware, Shenzhen-based ZTE violated sanctions placed on both Iran and North Korea by the U.S.
Following is the text of the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi's departure statement prior to his visit to Qingdao in China . Modi and Xi were also expected to discuss economic relations between the two countries, NDTV reported.
The Canadian government followed suit in April and directed the families of diplomatic staff in Cuba to return home. She said China followed the Vienna convention to protect diplomatic staff of the United States and other countries.
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