"So we won't let ourselves be ripped off again and again".
Trudeau's office cast doubt over the genuineness of Trump's offense at the prime minister's remarks, pointing out that Trudeau's messages simply reiterated his position before the summit, that he will oppose attempts to bully Canada on trade.
According to Merkel, the European Union is, like Canada, preparing counter-measures against Trump's steel and aluminium taxes, in line with regulations set by the World Trade Organisation's rules, of which the United States is a founding member.
"She was looking at me, you know what we were doing?"
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The announcement of the flamethrower sales followed the company selling roughly 50,000 hats for $20 each, raising $1m in revenue. At $500 each, the flamethrowers brought in $10 million. "Will offer a TBC ice blaster before the dry season starts in winter".
"Day two of the G7 summit in Canada: spontaneous meeting between two working sessions." .
Echoing a series of comments she's made about the erosion of US-European ties, Merkel expressed consternation about Trump's disavowal of the G-7's joint closing statement.
European leaders met ahead of the formal kickoff of the G7 summit where Merkel proposed a so-called "shared evaluation mechanism" on USA trade, which was enthusiastically backed by French President Emmanuel Macron and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, according to a French official who briefed reporters on the meeting.
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Trump made the comments as he and Kim walked together along balcony as they headed to a larger meeting with aides. Top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un (L) shakes hands with U.S.
Merkel also commented on the statement of the US President, informs Bloomberg.
A few hours earlier, Trudeau had told reporters that all seven leaders had come together to sign the joint declaration.
This came after Trump tweeted, "Based on Justin's (Trudeau) 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 German chancellor also said she is not ready to "give up on G7" but would seek dialogue with Russian Federation and try to "work very closely" with Japan, Canada, India and China.
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North Korean state journalists have also traveled to Singapore this week to capture their leader's meetings and movements. Mr Kim and Mr Trump are staying in separate hotels, not far from each other, and security is high across the area.
Merkel did not know Trump planned to do this and only found out he pulled out from the "arduously negotiated" declaration while she was returning from the summit. Merkel said that while she could imagine such a scenario in the future, Moscow would first have to make progress in putting forth a viable peace plan for the country, Reuters reported. The G-8 was downgraded back to a G-7 following Putin's annexation of Crimea in 2014.