Trump deepens G7 divide with call to readmit Russian Federation

France seeks to send'signal with mobile phone ban in schools

France seeks to send'signal with mobile phone ban in schools

Emmanuel Macron says, "We had a very direct and open discussion and I thought a willingness on all the sides to find an agreement and have a win-win approach for our people, our workers, our middle classes".

"The American president may not mind being isolated, but neither do we mind signing a six-country agreement if need be", Macron said and later tweeted in English. "We have little tests every once in a while when it comes to trade".

Macron and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who also sought friendship with Trump, made it clear they would prefer no consensus to a climbdown on trade. MORE and French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday has gained widespread attention on social media for the imprint of Macron's thumb the French leader left on Trump's hand.

Macron was reacting to news that the Commander-in-Chief planned to leave the worldwide summit in Quebec earlier than anticipated; skipping out on the group's discussions on climate change and the global environment. Trump said in a second tweet.

Earlier on Friday, US President Donald Trump said Russian Federation should also be attending a Group of Seven nations summit, a controversial idea that even Moscow seemed to reject, as he headed for a chilly reception at the meeting in Canada, where other G7 leaders are set to clash with him over trade.


Ahead of the encounter, the allies made no secret of their anger at Trump's stance, pointed starkly to fears that he is undermining the rules-based world order and driving former U.S. friends into a damaging trade war. "We will stand by them and anyone who would depart from them, once their back was turned, shows their incoherence and inconsistency", the statement said, according to Politico EU, which quoted a French publication.

Trump, for his part, has argued that the European Union countries and Canada have imposed tariffs on USA goods for years to the detriment of U.S. farmers and factories, though he did not mention any specific regulations.

The decision led to a "terrible" call between Macron and Trump that became testy, CNN reported.

Trump told reporters he pressed for "fair and reciprocal" trade practices at the G-7 meeting in Canada, urging his foreign counterparts to eliminate all tariffs, trade barriers and subsidies in their trading practices.

Trump was the last G7 leader to arrive and on Saturday, he will probably be the first to leave, in a hurry to move on to his nuclear summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

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