Trump Pulls Out Of Joint G7 Statement, Calls Trudeau 'Weak'

Trump Pulls Out Of Joint G7 Statement, Calls Trudeau 'Weak'

Trump Pulls Out Of Joint G7 Statement, Calls Trudeau 'Weak'

He went on to personally criticize Trudeau, whom he said "acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, 'US Tariffs were kind of insulting and he 'will not be pushed around'".

"Overall an encouraging debut", said one European official as the G7 summit drew to a close and the Italian premier had not gone so far as to break the ranks of the European countries as feared by some.

Trump also took aim at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and said he might double down on import tariffs by hitting the sensitive automobile industry, throwing G7 efforts to show a united front into disarray.

President Donald Trump fired off what appeared to be some passive-aggressive tweets to world leaders on Thursday, one day before he is set to meet G7 leaders for a summit in Canada.

Earlier in the day, Trump said he had raised the issue of lifting trade barriers, tariffs and subsides to facilitate global trade at the G7 summit.

Trump also railed against French President Emmanuel Macron in a separate tweet.

"It would be with regret, but it would be with absolute certainty and firmness that we move forward with retaliatory measures on July 1 applying equivalent tariffs to the ones that the Americans have unjustly applied to us", Trudeau said.

There has been no consensus among the G7 leaders on the issue of Russia's return to the group.

Trump and European allies are also at odds over Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the deal in which Iran curbed its disputed nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief, and the Paris climate change accord.

Trump said that retaliation is a "mistake", according to Trudeau. "We didn't do votes or anything, but it has been discussed", he said.

Earlier on Saturday, Trump told reporters it would be "very easy" to make the case for tariffs on auto imports using the rationale that they threaten national security. Only Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has openly expressed his support for it.

"I agree with President Donald Trump".

He touted the "great meetings and relationships", and said that the other leaders "understand where I am coming from".

He described Trudeau's actions during the G7 as a "sophomoric play". "Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!", Trump said in a second post.

The demise of the fragile communique is seen as a major blow to the strength of the G7 alliance, which is made up of wealthy developed democracies including Germany, Japan, France, the United Kingdom and Italy. Furthermore, they agreed on the importance of bringing negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to a successful and timely conclusion.

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