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G7 Summit: Trump Not to Endorse Statement, Attacks ’Dishonest’ Trudeau
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Hours after the G7 summit, US President Donald Trump attacked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau again for "false statements," and he is refusing to endorse the summit's communique that called for reducing tariff barriers.

On Saturday, Trump lapsed into his pre-summit rhetoric again, calling Trudeau "dishonest and week" in a fresh series of angry tweets. He reiterated that the recently imposed US tariffs on metal imports from Canada and other nations are a response to what he believes is trade inequality.

Trump lashed out at "Justin's false statements" at a press conference following the summit. There, Trudeau repeated his earlier description of US trade tariffs as "insulting" and vowed retaliatory measures would come in July.

A few minutes later, Trump changed his Twitter profile header picture from the G7 family photo to a photograph of himself singing the anthem with members of US military in Atlanta in January this year - apparently another jab at his summit-mates, considering how far back he had to dig to find that one.

Trudeau's office responded to the verbal attack in a statement saying that the PM did nothing to provoke an outburst from Trump.
"The Prime Minister said nothing he hasn't said before - both in public, and in private conversations with the President," it stated, adding that the Canadian government remains "focused on everything we accomplished here at the summit."

"We strive to reduce tariff barriers, non-tariff barriers and subsidies," the post-summit statement by the G7 leaders, which was released about an hour before Trump's fresh rant, read. For that hour, it seemed like a step toward reconciliation: French President Emmanuel Macron, also at dagger's point with Trump over tariffs, called the document "good news," though on a more cautious note he added: "Nevertheless, I do not consider that with a declaration all is obtained and it is obvious that we will have in the coming weeks, the next months, to continue to work."

Before Trump's turnaround, British Prime Minister Theresa May, who Trump snubbed at the summit, strove to reinforce the image of the "special" US-UK relationship. "We work closely with President Trump, and the UK has a very good relationship with the United States," she said, noting that the two-day summit was filled with "some difficult discussions and strong debate."

In the run-up to the summit, Trump riled up his fellow world leaders with accusations of unfair trade practices, earning him some flak from both Trudeau and Macron, who even suggested that the G7 could fare as the G6, without the US if need be. During the summit itself, Trump's behavior seemed almost deliberately disdainful: coming late, leaving early, contradicting others on Russia and suggesting that Canada lift all tariffs on US goods

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team


10-06-2018 | 12:20


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