Germany, France slam Trump over Group of Seven U-turn

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US President Donald Trump on Saturday said he had instructed his representatives not to endorse a joint communique put out by the Group of Seven leaders after what he called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's "false statements" at a news conference.

The U.S. president arrived several minutes after the start of the breakfast meeting between G7 leaders and the gender equality advisory council that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau created for this year's summit in the Charlevoix region of Quebec.

Soon after the joint statement was announced, the U.S. president tweeted defiantly about not allowing "other countries to impose massive tariffs and trade barriers on its on farmers, workers and companies".

President Trump recaps his participation at a "tremendously successful" G7 summit, says trade, tariffs and immigration topped the agenda.

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The US had imposed hefty tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from key allies the Europe Union, Canada and Mexico last week.

Trump had told Trudeau any retaliation would be a mistake and the prime minister agreed that it was "not something we want to do".

Sticking points also remain in the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) renegotiations between Canada, the USA and Mexico, despite it being a key topic during the bilateral meeting between Mr Trump and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau. He said he proposed eliminating all tariffs among the assembled nations, but also threatened to completely sever trade relations if he does not get his way. He delivered that message personally during meetings with other leaders of the Group of Seven major economies, which took place in Canada on Friday and Saturday. "And it's going to stop". The other leaders spoke warm words of support for Mr Trump's effort to persuade North Korea to give up nuclear weapons.

While talking tough with USA allies such as Canada and the EU, Trump repeated his call for Russian Federation to be allowed back into the elite club, which includes Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the US and Japan.

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"It's a little worse within North America - the underlying bargain was that USA neighbors would receive special treatment", Alden said in the same press call.

Kudlow said Kim must not see "American weakness" on the eve of the Tuesday summit. Even Mr Trump professed himself pleased, calling the summit wonderful and rating his relationships with other leaders as ten out of ten.

After the conclusion of the summit, Trump again said he would not allow other countries to impose barriers on the United States.

"President Trump and I had a brief word here at the summit about how he is looking forward to his visit to the United Kingdom and I look forward to welcoming him to the United Kingdom". In fact, Russian Federation was expelled from what was then the G-8 after it invaded and annexed Crimea and for its support for pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine.

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The joint statement takes on issues such as jobs, climate change, advancing gender equality, building a peaceful world and investing in growth "that works for everyone". Angela (Merkel) and Emmanuel (Macron) and Justin (Trudeau) - I would say the relationship is a 10.

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