Europe rebuffs Trump's call to end Russia's expulsion from G7

12 June, 2018, 06:32 | Author: Dustin Murphy
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"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!"

The French president's office said in a statement: "International co-operation can not be dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks". A Canadian official said Trump and Trudeau discussed accelerating NAFTA talks.

Trump plans to leave the summit four hours earlier than originally planned to fly to Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the White House said.

The German government was not the only ally to lash out at the United States president before the Canada meeting.

The G7 - an informal annual summit of democracies with highly developed economies - took place Friday and Saturday in the Quebec resort town of Charlevoix in Canada, which holds the rotating leadership this year. "It would be more honest to address the different viewpoints and to continue the work of overcoming these differences, rather than pretending that everything is in order". The seemingly off-the-cuff suggestion also sharpened the sense of isolation for the US president at a summit meeting that some have branded the "G6+1".

"We're going to deal with the unfair trade practices". A subsequent visit in April this year warranted only a working lunch for the German leader, several days after fellow European Union leader Macron got the full, formal state dinner treatment from Trump.

Since Trump's election in November 2016, the European Union has been scrambling for a strategy to deal with the unpredictable leader in the White House who has shattered old certainties about the transatlantic alliance.


"Pursuing the conversation. Engaging, keeping the dialogue alive, now & ever", Macron wrote. In a meeting with Trudeau, Trump said again that he favored an overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The response from Mr Macron suggests an end to what observers had noted was a budding "bromance" between the French president and Mr Trump.

"It could be that NAFTA will be a different form", Trump said as Trudeau simply smiled.

"According to a Canada release, they make nearly 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with US (guess they were bragging and got caught!)".

France called today (8 June) for more ambition from Germany in reforming the euro zone, saying Europe faced a "now or never" moment with rising external threats from the United States and China.

While President Trump has riled global markets and upset some of the United States closest allies with his norm-defying unilateral actions on trade policy, Kudlow contended that the president "regards himself as a free trader" but is working to reform what he sees as a broken system.

Earlier on Friday, US President Donald Trump said Russian Federation should also be attending a Group of Seven nations summit, a controversial idea that even Moscow seemed to reject, as he headed for a chilly reception at the meeting in Canada, where other G7 leaders are set to clash with him over trade.

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