Published: Sun, June 10, 2018
Business | By Eloise Houston

Trump breaks with G7 joint statement

Trump breaks with G7 joint statement

The G7 summit came amid rising tensions between the U.S. and other member nations - Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan - over Trump's recent steel and aluminum tariffs. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!

The EU and Canada have taken steps to retaliate.

"The plan was, if Trump asked about an after party, we were going to be, like, 'Ask Angela Merkel, ' " Macron said.

Trump, who repeated that his tariffs are meant to protect US 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.

Trump himself told reporters on Saturday that the summit was not contentious and called his relationship with G7 allies a "10".

Image copyright JESCO DENZE What was agreed?

Finance Minister Bill Morneau said that message was communicated clearly to Trump during his meetings at the G7 summit with fellow leaders, and in his face-to-face talk with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will impose retaliatory measures to answer President Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum: "Canadians: we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around".

He will also be gone before allies begin closing news conferences likely to be critical of the US stance on trade and Trump's suggestion that Russian Federation be re-admitted to the G7.

The war of words between Trudeau and Trump escalated after the USA president left the meeting early.

The remarks apparently upset Trump, who had left the conference early to travel to Singapore for a highly anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

The conversation happened on the same day the president imposed tariffs on imported steel and aluminum affecting Mexico, Canada and the countries in the European Union.

"When we disagree with our allies on something it is right that we say so and air the issue openly and frankly", she said at a news conference.

Trump earlier had criticised India over high tariffs on Harley- Davidson.

In response, Canada slapped retaliatory tariffs on $12.8billion worth of U.S. exports, including metals, toilet paper, ballpoint pens and handkerchiefs.

And he promised a "frank and direct discussion" with Trump in Canada.

"So, if I can get the president to actually realize that what he's doing is counterproductive for his own goals as well, then perhaps we can move forward in a smarter way". "This isn't just G7".

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens while addressing the final news conference of the G7 summit in the Charlevoix city of La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, June 9, 2018.

The American leader said a three-country deal would only be possible with substantial changes, and reiterated his interest instead in forming separate two-way trade accords with Mexico and Canada - an interest Canada has made clear it does not share.

Economics tops the agenda, although the meetings now always branch off to cover major global issues.

Led by the U.S., the group kicked out Russian Federation in 2014 over its annexation of Crimea and its support for pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine.

Trump's comments Friday on Russian Federation also could alienate him from his own party.

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