Macron uses laws and sausages to deflect Trump call question

Macron uses laws and sausages to deflect Trump call question

French President Emmanuel Macron waits for the arrival of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prior to their meeting at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

In a statement issued by the Elysee Palace ahead of the call, Macron said he "regrets the USA decision to confirm tariffs in steel and aluminum".

The weaker-than-expected data, published by the Federal Statistics Office on Thursday, suggested that the upswing in Europe's largest economy could further lose momentum after its quarterly growth rate halved at the beginning of the year.

Macron has boasted of his "Trump whisperer" abilities, claiming he has a "very direct relationship" with the United States president, and that it was he who convinced Trump to keep USA troops in Syria "for the long term".

The two leaders talked about trade and the migration problem in Libya.

The EU trade surplus with the U.S.is $151 Billion, and Canada keeps our farmers and others out.

In Berlin, a German official said European G7 members would present a united front on issues from Iran to trade and climate change but did not know whether leaders would agree on a final communique. After meetings with Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, the Macrons boarded a plane to Montreal to meet the new mayor, Valérie Plante. The European Union, and Canada challenged these measures in the world trade organization (WTO).

We can't wage a trade war between friends.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau predicted "robust discussions" on trade but other G7 members like Japan and Italy seemed less likely to want to challenge the USA president.

"To claim that some incident from 200 years ago is the rationale behind the tariffs is completely unjustified, and it makes me question the basis of his policy and if there's any thought to it whatsoever", Grodzinski said.

But he urged the other industrialized countries to stick together.

"Germany is starting to move towards us and sketch out its first response", he said.

The law, proposed by President Emmanuel Macron's party, is aimed at tackling the increasing use of phones by children in class where they send text messages and communicate on social media. They tried to have close relations with him.

Canada in particular has been outraged by Trump's tariffs, taking umbrage at the argument that they were motivated by national security concerns.

"We will also obviously have some very robust discussions on trade", Trudeau said.

"This is deeply offensive to Canadians", Alden said.

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