Trump to leave G7 summit early amid feud with Trudeau, Macron

Pauline Gross
June 10, 2018

Trump's apparent threat to end USA trade deals with top allies came as he feuded with French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other leaders over the trade war he instigated late last month.

Trudeau said he and Trump have disagreed over Trump's call for Canada to open up its supply management system, which protects dairy, poultry and eggs farmers, during the hard ongoing renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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"I highlighted that it was not helping in our renegotiation of NAFTA and that it would be with regret, but it would be with absolute certainty and firmness that we move forward with retaliatory measures on July 1".

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

"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".

Trump's comments on agriculture, his imposition of steel and aluminum tariffs, as well as broader disagreements on trade, climate change and the USA withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement, are setting the stage for some tense G7 talks.

"Naturally we can not force the USA to change their mind", said Tusk, who is a former prime minister of Poland and is now president of the European Council.

"The United States has been taken advantage of for decades and decades and we can't do that anymore". "It was a hard time, rough, very frank".

French President Emmanuel Macron stared at Trump after he sat down.

"Based on Justin's false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!" the president tweeted.

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Or maybe they're just dizzy from the on-again, off-again trade war inside Trump's divided economic team. Some said the issue could be tackled by the leaders in direct talks.

Trump's tactic of lashing out at reporters and labeling unflattering stories he doesn't like as "fake" has been repeated by many world leaders, especially from autocratic and dictatorial governments.

Trudeau acknowledged that G7 leaders left La Malbaie without significantly transforming Trump's approach to trade.

While the G7 chiefs have largely praised Trump for his efforts to stabilize the Korean peninsula, they are unhappy he pulled out of an agreement created to limit Iran's nuclear ambitions.

"The president is not going to leave NAFTA, he's not going to withdraw from NAFTA", Kudlow said.

The spat has financial markets anxious about tit-for-tit escalation that could lead to a full-blown global trade war.

Trudeau on Saturday said the U.S., Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Japan figured out "consensus language" they could all agree to. "We're talking about that among other things".

Ahead of the meeting, Trump already set a hostile tone on his Twitter profile, lashing out against Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over fees on dairy products, calling him indignant, in addition to criticising unfair tariff barriers.

Trump will be leaving the summit four hours earlier to travel to Singapore to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Ahead of his trip to Canada, Trump fired off a provocative proposition by calling for Russian Federation to be readmitted into the informal annual gathering of seven advanced economies.

That comment has Trump squarely offside with this fellow G7 leaders, including Canada, who view Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula and its meddling in western elections as a major worldwide security concern.

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