G-7 summit with Trump was a ‘sobering’ experience, Merkel says

Photo shared by Angela Merkel hints at tension at G7

Photo shared by Angela Merkel hints at tension at G7

Before jumping on Air Force One to fly to Canada, which is hosting the summit in La Malbaie north of Quebec City, Trump called for a return to the body's pre-2014 "G-8" formula.

In his tweets, Trump attacked Trudeau by calling him "dishonest and weak" and denouncing statements as "false".

Ahead of Trump's arrival, French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted suggesting the worldwide Group of Seven could issue a communique at the end of the summit that leaves out the United States.

Later, the United States president tweeted: "Prime Minister Trudeau is being so indignant, bringing up the relationship that the USA and Canada had over the many years and all sorts of other things...but he doesn't bring up the fact that they charge us up to 300% on dairy - hurting our Farmers, killing our Agriculture!" "Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!" "Then Justin acts hurt when called out!"

In the run-up to the G-7 summit in Quebec with Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Japan he began a freaky trade war with majority (a war that will hurt US workers and companies).

"There are still good reasons to continue our fight [aimed at keeping close transatlantic partnership], even though we can not just rely on it anymore", she added.

But no consensus document will hide the damage inflicted by the U.S. leader's aggressive imposition of tariffs on what had been some of Washington's closest allies. "Not fair to the PEOPLE of America!"

He added, "The EU trade surplus with the U.S.is $151 Billion, and Canada keeps our farmers and others out".

Trump announced in March that he was imposing tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum, but he temporarily granted a waiver to U.S allies like Canada, Mexico and the European Union, and also to China, as his administration said trade talks were continuing.

Several outlets, including German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle and Politico, translated parts of Merkel's remarks, which she made in a Sunday interview with German broadcaster ARD.

When the two leaders finally met late in the day, Macron was first to reach out to shake Trump's hand and the last to let go, gripping it so tight his fingers left white marks - a reprise of the long, exaggerated handshake that marked the first meeting between the two leaders past year.

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Leaders from the world's richest industrialised nations downplayed expectations they will agree on a formal statement at the end of their meeting, as a brewing trade dispute threatens to upend relations between the traditional allies. Trump held a similarly tense phone conversation with Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau around the same time.

The White House is escalating its verbal attacks against Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of close American ally Canada.

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me - so Turkey will be watching that road map because - as Tusk says - with a friend like Trump, who needs an enemy?

In case ya missed it, the leaders of Germany, Canada, Japan, United States, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom have come together to talk global issues.

Leading up to the G7 summit, Macron tweeted his displeasure with Trump over the tariffs, and Trump tweeted back, complaining about European trade measures.

Macron (right) pulled Trump's (left) hand towards his body as he tightened his grip.

The White House announced his travel plans after French president Emmanuel Macron and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau signalled they would use the G7 event to take a stance against new U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium imports.

European leaders criticize the USA decision to impose protectionist tariffs on steel and aluminum and to exit the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate agreement.

Seven world leaders met Friday and Saturday in Charlevoix, Quebec for what is known as the G7 summit.

It's a startling attack on the leader of the US neighbour and ally. Trump focused his conversation with Macron on German trade for about 15 minutes in the one-hour meeting. We spent two days obtaining a draft and commitments.

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