President Trump heads to G7 summit in Canada amid growing trade tensions
12 June, 2018, 06:34 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
It seems that the conversation did not go very well: Emmanuel Macron started by making a "frank" criticism of USA policy, and Donald Trump made withering comments to him in return. Highlighting that the document is still "legally-binding" as far as Germany is concerned, Merkel said she would uphold it but her patience after Trump's about-face had worn thin.
The Charlevoix G-7 summit was marked by sharp disagreements over Trump's decision to impose higher import taxes on aluminum and steel imports. "I think the bilateral meeting that's scheduled between the two is a really good thing and I think they'll walk through a lot of these issues". Moments later, though, Trump announced that he would not sign while also threatening to escalate his trade war on America's neighbors and deriding Canada's prime minister, Justin Trudeau. She also praised Trudeau by saying that she is glad that he is "on the EU's side." .
Although Trump said the tariffs are necessary to protect U.S. industry and workers, Canada and the European Union have denounced them as illegal and are preparing retaliation, raising the prospect of a tit-for-tit escalation.
Previous G-7 summits have seen large-scale anti-globalisation protests, but Trump was a main target of the demonstration as masked anarchists set fire to U.S. flags and those of other G-7 nations.
"We asked him about that", she told Anne Will, adding that his answers "did not sound convincing" to her.
And he said Trump's determination to bait his allies over trade and diplomatic engagements "would only play into the hands of those who seek a new post-West order where liberal democracy and fundamental freedoms would cease to exist". "If it doesn't happen, we come out even better!" "Instead, we act then too".
LA MALBAIE, Quebec, June 8 (Reuters) - The United States and European Union will establish a dialogue on trade within the next two weeks, a French official said on Friday, signaling a modest step forward for bitterly divided allies at a Group of Seven summit in Canada.
The Canadian PM, for his part, said Mr Trump's action would hurt American workers as well as Canadians.
Mr Trump's strained relationship with the rest of the G7 was in evidence on Saturday when he arrived late for the opening session, with Mr Trudeau addressing a gathering that included an empty chair where the president was meant to be. At a press conference following the summit, Trudeau repeated his earlier description of U.S. trade tariffs as "insulting" and vowed retaliatory measures would come in July.
Trump also complained about German tariffs on USA automobiles and the ease with which German carmakers can sell into the American market.
But no consensus document will hide the damage inflicted by the United States leader s aggressive imposition of tariffs on what had been some of Washington s closest allies.
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