January 23, 2019

Trump decides to leave G7 meeting in Quebec early after trade dispute

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President Donald Trump reiterated his call to bring Russian Federation back into the Group of Eight bloc, stoking an already-fraught relationship between the US and its allies at a summit in Canada.

"Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around". "Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!" he added.

He said the move was based on Mr Trudeau's "false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive tariffs to our United States farmers, workers and companies".

He called Trudeau a weak leader and said the USA would not sign off on the G7's final communique.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel strongly pushed back on these attacks, per reports.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in a statement that "Russia is focused on other formats, apart from the G7".

Mr Trump and G7 leaders had a bitter exchange over trade tariffs, ratcheting tensions at the summit.

Because of the disputes, many observers were not certain a statement would be issued under all seven countries' names.

But a French official insisted France and its fellow G7 European nations were maintaining their support communique and said anyone departing from the commitments made at the summit would be showing their "incoherence and inconsistency".

The United States would not back off from its tough stance in negotiations with trading partners, Trump said. "I think it would be good for all of the countries of the current G7".

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives in Quebec en route to the G7 meeting in Charlevoix.

"We're the piggy bank that everybody is robbing".

The Prime Minister's Office responded by saying Trudeau has been consistent with Trump. Bob Corker, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, vowed to press ahead with legislation that would require lawmakers to approve of trade actions by the President that are done on the grounds of national security, despite opposition from Trump.

Trump's change of heart appeared to have been invoked by Trudeau's comments on Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs against Canada and other allies.

"They do so much more business with us than we do with them ... the numbers are so astronomically against them? we win that war a thousand times out of a thousand". He wants to browbeat other countries for concessions, although he often fails to articulate which concessions he wants. German Chancellor Angela Merkel sat between Macron and Trump on a sofa, while Trudeau sat to the left of the USA president.

The Trump administration announced two weeks ago that it would investigate whether auto imports hurt US national security, the first step toward tariffs similar to the ones he imposed on steel and aluminum imports last week.

U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday that he will attend the upcoming meeting with the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un with "positive spirit". Trump has been open on his desires for better relations with Moscow.

The remarks prompted Trump to accuse Trudeau of making "false statements" and to say the United States would not endorse the G7 communique.

Journalists traveling on Air Force One to Singapore with Trump had been told that the United States had chose to be part of the joint communique, which represented a minimal show of unity amid deep disagreements between Trump and the other six leaders over trade.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters on Friday that Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs Everett Eissenstat would fill in.

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