Trump backs out of fragile joint communique after leaving Canada

Macron likens talking with Trump to making sausage

Macron likens talking with Trump to making sausage

After departing from the Quebec summit for Singapore, Trump tweeted that Trudeau's remarks at a news conference, where he said Canada would not be pushed around, "were very dishonest and weak".

U.S. President Donald Trump says Canada will have to dismantle its supply-managed dairy system or else Americans will dramatically curtail its trading relationship - a shot across the bow at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has vocally defended the country's existing agricultural policies in the face of U.S. opposition.

Trudeau said he and Trump have disagreed over Trump's call for Canada to open up its supply management system, which protects dairy, poultry and eggs farmers, during the hard ongoing renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The G-7 used to be the G-8, when Russian Federation was a member along with Britain, Germany, Italy, Canada, the United States, France and Japan.

Earlier in the day, Trudeau said that the communique was agreed by all countries. "Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!" the United States president tweeted. While many said that the picture sums up Trump's time at G-7, several others called it a "power dynamic".

Trump also broke with other G7 leaders by calling for Russian Federation to be re-admitted to the group.

The US president has made it clear he believes the removal of tariffs against his G7 allies should come at a price - and he doesn't expect the US to pick up the tab.

"This G7 does not put an end to all our disagreements, but in a context of tension it did allow us to preserve unity wherever that was possible", he said.

He also said he was looking forward to this weekend's G-7 summit in Quebec where he hopes to have a "useful" and "frank" exchange with Trump on trade.

Overall, 56 per cent of Americans say that free trade agreements have been a good thing for the U.S., while 30 per cent say they are a bad thing, according to a Pew Research survey conducted in late April.


This has raised concerns at home and overseas, and shortly after Trump tweeted respected Republican Senator John McCain responded.

A French presidential official described the Friday session as "extraordinary", saying leaders who had vowed to confront Mr Trump over his decision to impose tariffs on United States allies last week as part of his "America First" agenda, showered Mr Trump with data one after the other.

Fox Business contributors James Freeman and Kristina Partsinevelos discuss President Trump's upcoming meeting with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un and the president's recently imposed tariffs.

"You can go and ask the people who make comments, but here in Paris we don't make comments on how it went, or how hot, cold, warm or awful things are".

Mr. Trump's tweets taking aim at the leader of a country that has always been a USA ally came after the President left the G7 summit in Canada to travel to Singapore ahead of a planned diplomatic meeting with North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un, CNN reported.

President Trump earlier told reporters he had proposed the idea of a tariff-free G7 to other leaders and described his talks with them as "extremely productive".

Ahead of his departure, Trump had criticised his predecessors for negotiating "unfair" trade deals.

Trump sensationally withdrew his endorsement of their joint statement following the major global gathering.

Led by the U.S., the group kicked out Russian Federation in 2014 over its annexation of Crimea and its support for pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine.

Macron called a meeting Friday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister Theresa May, new Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte and top European Union officials just before the G-7 opening.

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