Thursday, 18 October, 2018

G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

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Deanna Wagner | 10 June, 2018, 16:28

Later, the document was made public.

G7 leaders, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Germany's Angela Merkle and French President Emmanuel Macron confronted Mr. Trump with a slew of data on import and exports to sway his thinking, but the President was unmoved.

The acrimonious fallout from the G7 began after Mr Trump watched Mr Trudeau's end-of-summit press conference. "So long as the United States government persists on its present course where the instinct is to undo anything that is already there", said Sebastian Mallaby, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, in a phone call with reporters ahead of the weekend summit.

Donald Trump disrupted a G7 breakfast discussion on women's empowerment Saturday morning by showing up late.

The president's sharp comments came as he is now en route to Singapore for a highly anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, set to be held on Tuesday. "He's sticking to his guns, and he's going to talk to them".

The trolling gift came during a weekend filled with tension between Donald Trump and other world leaders.

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

Mr Trump gave "a long, frank rant", the official said, repeating a position he carried through the 2016 USA election campaign into the White House that the United States had suffered at the hands of its trading partners, with French President Emmanuel Macron pushing back on the assertion and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe chiming in.

Trump also broke with other G7 leaders by calling for Russian Federation to be re-admitted to the group.

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Trump had already roiled G-7 members ahead of the summit and raised fears of a trade war when he placed tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada, the European Union and Mexico.

Trump has complained repeatedly - including throughout the summit - about Canada's protected dairy sector, citing 270 percent tariffs that he says stand in the way of American farmers accessing that market.

He left before any resolution was announced on the traditional joint statement from the seven industrialized nations in the group, which in addition to the US and Canada includes Britain, Italy, France, Germany and Japan.

"If they retaliate they are making a mistake because.they do so much more business with us than we do with them that we can't lose that".

"If there were to be a different U.S. government with a different agenda the [relationships] would come back really quickly" because of the United States economy's massive size and the dollar's preeminent role in global finance".

But after saying he would give his relationship with fellow world leaders 10 out of 10, Mr Trump hit out at his northern neighbour.

"His message from Quebec to Singapore is that he is going to meld the industrial democracies to his will - and bring back Russian Federation", said Steve Bannon, Trump's former campaign and White House adviser. Afterward, he said that talks had been "extremely productive" on trade and other issues.

While the consensus-based G7 might well agree on the benefits of both free and fair trade between economic allies, it appears what that could look like it still up for debate.