Trump refuses to endorse G-7 communique, threatens Canada with more tariffs

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French President Emmanuel Macron responded in a "courteous but very firm tone" to present the European side of the story, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe chimed in as well, the official said.

The president cited Trudeau's "false statements at his news conference" for his reason for reversing course, and then threatened to "look at tariffs on automobiles flooding the US market". The noise of Mr Trump's helicopter landing was so loud they had to stop talking for a while, in a scene one official compared to the opening from the USA television series M.A.S.H.

In the weeks leading up to the summit, he imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada, Mexico, and the European Union.

"The prime minister said nothing he hasn't said before - both in public, and in private conversations with the president", Trudeau's office said in a statement released on Twitter, which added Trudeau remained focussed on what was accomplished at the two-day summit in Quebec. "I don't want to waste his time", the USA president stressed.

"We need the president to be able to distinguish between our allies and adversaries, and to treat each accordingly", he said in a statement. Copies that begin "We, the Leaders of the G7" were distributed in the press room stamped "Approved".

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Kirkegaard said he hopes Congress takes back trade powers from the president. "Our tariffs are in response to his of 270 per cent on dairy!"

Trump cited progress on reaching an agreement on the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, saying the final outcome would lead either to an improved trade deal or separate pacts with the two U.S. neighbours.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on June 9, 2018 that the G7 summit in Quebec gave leaders an "opportunity to join forces, and sometimes to settle disputes".

US President Donald Trump on Saturday accused other countries of "robbing" the United States on trade and threatened to stop doing business with them altogether as he pushed his "America First" agenda at a Group of Seven nations summit.

Russian Federation was expelled from what was then called the G8 in 2014 because of its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.

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It is an annual summit bringing together Canada, the USA, the UK, France, Italy, Japan and Germany, which represent more than 60% of global net worth between them.

Japan: The U.S. trade deficit was $70 billion past year - and for every vehicle America exports to Tokyo, Japan sends more than 100 to the U.S. The country also has a complex regulatory system that makes it tough to sell American autos in Japan. "Nothing he has done since then has changed that most obvious fact", McCain said. The US president though missed the discussion on environmental protection measures, since he was preparing for a long flight to Singapore, where he is scheduled to meet with the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday.

Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris climate accord and his attendance of a G7 session on the issue was in question well into the last minute. He says "we're not looking to play games".

In a statement, The Associated Press reported, a spokesman for Trudeau did not address Trump's tweeted insults.

Although Merkel said the "common view" in Europe was to continue to exclude Russia, Italy's new prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, echoed Trump's call for returning Russia to the "negotiating table" in a post on Twitter.

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