Critics take aim at President Trump's call for Russian Federation to rejoin G7

Critics take aim at President Trump's call for Russian Federation to rejoin G7

Critics take aim at President Trump's call for Russian Federation to rejoin G7

As tweeted by Trump: "based on Justin Trudeau's false statements at his news conference and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to the U.S. farmers, workers and companies", the USA president has instructed representatives, officials and lawmakers in the United States not to endorse the final G7 communique.

Mr. Trump, who arrived at the summit late, left early Saturday, departing for Singapore for his summit with North Korean leader KimJong Un.

He wrote on his Twitter profile: "Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the United States massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers".

In the brief photo opportunity that started their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the fractious G7 summit, Trump followed Trudeau's diplomatic introduction by joking that Trudeau had backed down on retaliatory tariffs.

On Saturday, President Donald Trump yet again responded to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau using his favorite platform: Twitter.

Trump gave "a long, frank rant", the official said, repeating a position he carried through the 2016 USA election campaign into the White House that the United States had suffered at the hands of its trading partners, with French President Emmanuel Macron pushing back on the assertion and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe chiming in.

But tensions had already been seething over trade after the Trump administration confirmed on May 31 it would apply additional tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico, and European Union countries, ending a two-month exemption period.

Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris climate accord and his attendance of a G7 session on the issue was in question well into the last minute.

French President Emmanuel Macron warned Trump in a rare rebuke on Thursday that the other six members of the G7 might form their own group, adding that "no leader was forever". "We're like the piggy bank that everybody is robbing and that ends".

Donald Trump said some stupid things about trade at the G7 today in Quebec City. He also made controversial comments to reporters calling for Russian Federation, which had been kicked out of the G8 in 2014 over its Crimea invasion, to have its membership reinstated.

The other G7 leaders will meet without him for the rest of the day, discussing climate change and worldwide development.

President Donald Trump shook up a meeting of the leaders of the world's richest countries with a proposal to eliminate all barriers to global trade, a surprise turnaround from his aggressive tone on tariffs before the summit. "And we charge nothing", Trump said.

"There's probably an even better chance that it will take a period of time, it'll be a process", said Trump.

Macron said the agreement would be a good first step and represented the G7 nations' desire to stabilize the situation.

It is an annual summit bringing together Canada, the United States, the UK, France, Italy, Japan and Germany, which represent more than 60% of global net worth between them.

One scene at the very beginning of the gathering of presidents and prime ministers of the biggest industrialized nations set the mood for facing the brash Trump.

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