Trump Leaves G-7 Summit With A Call To End 'Unfair' Trade

Trump Leaves G-7 Summit With A Call To End 'Unfair' Trade

Trump tweeted late Saturday that he instructed US representatives to withdraw support for the final joint statement from the G-7 summit following Trudeau's remarks.

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.

Trump accused Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of making "false statements", and threatened new automobile tariffs in a series of tweets he posted after leaving the talks in Charlevoix, Quebec.

Mr. Trump responded directly to this statement in a tweet Saturday evening, writing that Trudeau "acted so meek and mild" and then held the press conference afterward criticizing the U.S.

"Canadians. stood shoulder to shoulder with American soldiers in far off lands in conflicts from the First World War onward", the prime minister said at a press conference at the end of the summit.

On the second day of the 44th G7 summit in Quebec, world leaders from the Group of Seven including the UK, France, Canada, Germany and Japan sat down for breakfast to discuss gender equality issues.

"Canadians are polite and reasonable but we will also not be pushed around", he said.

"They should let Russian Federation come back in, because we should have Russian Federation at the negotiating table", Trump said. He reiterated his longstanding view that the USA has been taken advantage of in global trade, adding, "We're like the piggy bank that everybody's robbing and that ends".

That makes the renegotiation of the North America Free Trade Agreement that Trump has instigated crucial to the future of Canadian investment and prosperity.

Officials from European delegations quickly leaked copies of the joint statement to AFP, and it was published online moments before Trump tweeted.

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"We strive to reduce tariff barriers, non-tariff barriers and subsidies", they said.

"Prime Minister Trudeau is being so indignant, bringing up the relationship that the USA and Canada had over the many years and all sorts of other things.but he doesn't bring up the fact that they charge us up to 300 percent on dairy - hurting our Farmers, killing our Agriculture!"

Trump, who repeated that his tariffs are meant to protect USA industry and workers from unfair worldwide competition, said he had suggested to the other G7 leaders that all trade barriers, including tariffs and subsidies, be eliminated.

After Trump's angry tweets, Trudeau's office issued a brief response: "We are focused on everything we accomplished here at the G7 summit".

"Very dishonest and weak".

Trump appeared to have taken notice and pushed back: "Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the USA massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers", Trump said in a tweet.

But "at the same time we need to avoid tit-for-tat escalation" and maintain a constructive dialogue, she said.

"I think there's a resignation", said Tony Fratto, a former Treasury Department and White House official under George W. Bush.

But photos of the meeting revealed the obvious tension between Trump and the other leaders, and show a president who appears to be isolated.

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