Trump withdraws endorsement of G7 joint statement, slams 'weak' Trudeau

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President Donald Trump delivered a stern warning on trade to foreign countries at the Group of Seven summit on Saturday, advising trading partners not to retaliate against USA tariffs on the imports of steel and aluminum.

US President Donald Trump gives a news briefing at the G7 Summit in the Charlevoix city of La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, June 9, 2018.

Moreover, after departing from the Quebec summit for Singapore, Donald Trump has slammed Canadian Prime Minister's remarks at the G7 news conference, where he said Canada would not be pushed around, as "very dishonest and weak".

"This agreement.is good news and it marks a collective desire to stabilise things", Mr Macron said. "Many of the current discussions about trade, especially with the United States, despite the common commitment, will continue".

Donilon also criticized Trump for isolating the United States at a summit where it used to be the leader.

Mr Trump made the comments after the communique had already been officially released in response to a press conference held by Justin Trudeau to mark the close of the summit.

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.

She said: "Where we disagree with our allies on something it is right that we say so, and air the issue openly and frankly".

In response, Trump clapped back against Trudeau on Twitter, writing - without calling Trudeau out by name - "The United States will not allow other countries to impose massive Tariffs and Trade Barriers on its farmers, workers and companies".

"Looking forward to straightening out unfair Trade Deals with the G-7 countries", Trump said.

More news: Trump Takes Aim at Canada as US Protest His Tariffs

Trade battle lines were drawn even before he arrived in a series of dueling tweets and statements between Trump and his onetime friend French President Emmanuel Macron.

In a news conference at the G7 summit in La Malbaie before leaving for Singapore to meet with the North Korean leader, Trump is reiterating his contentious case that Russian Federation should be re-invited back into the G7 because a G8 would be more meaningful.

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

Trudeau says the U.S., Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Japan figured out "consensus language" they could all agree to.

A German government official said the plan would see direct talks between the European Union and the U.S. start straight away, and last around two weeks, focused on how much, or whether, European Union trade policy endangers USA national security interests.

"As Canadians we are polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around".

The trade spat dominated the meeting, with Canadian and European leaders threatening retaliatory duties in response to the U.S. levies.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she agreed with Trump's push for a freer trade, adding talks over crucial changes to global trading rules will keep moving ahead.

Despite the sharp differences, Trudeau said all seven leaders had come together to sign a joint declaration despite having "some strong, firm conversations on trade, and specifically on American tariffs".

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