Chancellor Angela Merkel: Trump's rejection of G7 communique 'sobering' and 'depressing'

12 June, 2018, 02:17 | Author: Carlos George
  • French President in Montreal & Quebec for the G7

"So we won't let ourselves be ripped off again and again". He waged ugly phone and Twitter spats with French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Merkel said that "taking it back by tweet was of course sobering and also a little depressing". "I would then next travel to Japan or try to set up talks with my Canadian colleagues very quickly".

Following bilateral talks, Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron say they're making progress on trade. "That is the best option we have today", Macron said during the joint press conference with Trudeau. "Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around". Tell us in the comment section below.

Merkel did not know Trump planned to do this and only found out he pulled out from the "arduously negotiated" declaration while she was returning from the summit.

At the same time, she stressed that the current differences does not mean the end of the trans-Atlantic partnership. She said that she still believes Trump shares the principled stance of the G7 on "many issues".

"Why should I, as President of the United States, allow countries to continue to make Massive Trade Surpluses, as they have for decades, while our Farmers, Workers & Taxpayers have such a big and unfair price to pay?"

However, Merkel avoided giving a definitive answer to the question of whether Germany will stop seeing the U.S. as an "important partner".

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"It's going to change", he said.

British Prime Minister Theresa May took a more measured tone, telling reporters she wanted the European Union to use restraint in retaliation against USA tariffs and that the response must be proportionate and legal.

Trump's tweets appeared to single out Trudeau, alleging he was "very dishonest & weak" in a series of Twitter posts as he backed out of the joint statement on fair trade, saying it should now be called "fool trade".

The leaders discussed trade in their afternoon group meeting, touching on the World Trade Organization, the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the steel and aluminum tariffs that Trump recently imposed on Canada and the European Union, the Canadian official said.

Canada has been particularly outraged that Trump invoked a national security justification for his global tariff on steel and aluminium imports, even those from close United States allies.

Trudeau told reporters the USA national security justification for the tariffs on steel and aluminum was "laughable". In late May, Washington slapped its allies with import tariffs on steel and aluminum after it failed to win concessions from its trading partners.

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.

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