Published: Sun, June 10, 2018
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

Trump throws G-7 into disarray with tweets after he leaves

Trump throws G-7 into disarray with tweets after he leaves

The noise of Trump's helicopter landing was so loud they had to stop talking for a while, in a scene one official compared to the opening from the USA television series MASH.

While numerous barbs have been directed at Donald Trump, the United States president has given as good as he got. All of the leaders have acknowledged that there are disagreements, but the meeting ended with the entire group issuing a joint communique.

We are focused on everything we accomplished here at the #G7 summit.

AYESHA RASCOE, BYLINE: Thanks for having me. US negotiators have frequently sparred with Mexican authorities over wages and workers' rights.

RASCOE: It doesn't seem like the leaders really reached a concrete solution for all of these trade disputes.

"The other leaders have been calling this G6 + 1 because Trump has been so isolated ever since this began, and that's because he launched an outright attack - that's in the view of the other members - on the global trading system by raising tariffs on steel and aluminum". Earlier, he welcomed President Trump to the summit with a warm handshake.

Whatever the text eventually says, Canada's summit will be remembered mainly for fierce disagreements over Trump's tariffs and his surprise request to return Russian Federation to the G7 fold, four years after its expulsion over the annexation of Crimea.

"I would say that the level of relationships is a 10 - we have a great relationship".

Macron leads G7 charge against Trump over trade
He added: "The six countries of the G7 without the United States are a bigger market taken together than the American market". The G7 Summit has been largely overshadowed by Trump's attempts to organize a summit with North Korea in the coming days.

The communique, which appeared to have papered over the cracks that have surfaced in the G7, 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. He has said a U.S. "Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!" he added. It's not exactly clear how he would carry that out.

And he said his recent imposition of punishing steel and aluminum tariffs was based on legitimate national security concerns, rebuffing the concerns of allies. "Trade", Trump wrote in a pair of tweets. And what's his argument?

Speaking at a post-summit press conference, Trudeau acknowledged that there were major differences with Trump.

"We want to continue a good trading relationship with the European Union, but we also want to take advantage once we are outside it of being able to negotiate our own agreements with other countries around the world because I think that is to the benefit of the people living in the United Kingdom" May said.

"The United States has been taken advantage of for decades and decades, and we can't do that anymore", Trump said. Trump hasn't said whether he is considering the proposal.

Fox Business contributors James Freeman and Kristina Partsinevelos discuss President Trump's upcoming meeting with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un and the president's recently imposed tariffs. What did he have to say ahead of that meeting?

The Prime Minister's Office responded by saying Trudeau has been consistent with Trump. The U.S. President Donald Trump missed the casual socializing beforehand because he showed up late once again. He would know how things are going to go.

CGTN Roee Ruttenberg has the story from Quebec City. Economists point out that the current U.S. economy is much more driven by services like hospitals, universities, tech companies and banks.

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