Trump G7 tweets 'sobering and depressing': Merkel

Merkel left lobbied Trump not to impose tariffs on European vehicle exports to the U.S

Merkel left lobbied Trump not to impose tariffs on European vehicle exports to the U.S

"So we won't let ourselves be ripped off again and again".

Merkel, whose office over the weekend released a photo of her leaning over a table before a seated Trump at a meeting with G7 leaders and aides, said she had "tried hard to find a compromise and we fought hard for it. this was an important announcement".

Trump made promoting American interests in global trade his primary goal for the G7 summit, often to the detriment of diplomatic niceties.

She said the European Union would "act" against the US trade measures, which European leaders regard as going against the rules of the World Trade Organization.

In return, Mr Trump made the French president his guest at his first White House state dinner, after which the U.S. president said of his visitor: "I like him a lot".

The proposal, made during the two-day Group of Seven nations summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, was strongly supported by other leaders present, the official said, adding that European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said he was ready to invest personally in it. Juncker has also offered to visit Washington for a common assessment of EU-US trade to help resolve the dispute, an official said.


Mr Trump on Saturday threw the G-7's efforts to show a united front into disarray after he became angry with Mr Trudeau, and said he might double down on import tariffs by hitting the sensitive auto industry.

Echoing a series of comments she's made about the erosion of US-European ties, Merkel expressed consternation about Trump's disavowal of the G-7's joint closing statement.

While many said that the picture sums up Trump's time at G-7, several others called it a "power dynamic". "But I think we are making progress toward reaching a Franco-German agreement on the roadmap for euro zone's future", Le Maire told a conference in Paris. However, despite Trump's decision, Merkel insisted that she would continue working with him and at the same time, prepare the European Union to counter the U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum just like Canada.

"The withdrawal, so to speak, via tweet is of course. sobering and a bit depressing", she said, according to Reuters. "Instead, we will also act accordingly", Merkel said in an unusually combative tone.

Mere hours earlier, Trudeau had announced that all G7 countries had signed the joint communique. Russian Federation was booted after its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.

"We as Europe have to stand up for our principles, potentially together with Japan and Canada", Merkel said.

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