Serving As Putin Advocate At G7, Donald Trump Calls For Russia Inclusion

  • Serving As Putin Advocate At G7, Donald Trump Calls For Russia Inclusion

Serving As Putin Advocate At G7, Donald Trump Calls For Russia Inclusion

It's already clear that Trump's expectations of the summit don't match those of the other world leaders present.

The comments come one day after Trump called Trudeau "indignant" on Twitter Thursday night, and referenced a tariff of up to "300% on dairy" saying he was hurting USA farmers.

Beyond the bilateral meetings, the G7 leaders took part in two working groups whrre discussion of trade was front and centre.

The summit comes amid a fractured moment for US alliances after the tariffs the USA imposed last week on Canada, Mexico and the European Union. European union treats us very unfairly. Mr. Conte leads a peculiarly pro-Russia coalition of the populist Five Star Movement and the far-right Lega, whose leader Matteo Salvini signed a co-operation agreement past year with Mr. Putin's ruling United Russia party.

"The American President may not mind being isolated, but neither do we mind signing a six country agreement if need be", Macron tweeted in English, turning to the medium Trump has made his own.

Trump tweeted Friday. "Canada charges the USA a 270% tariff on Dairy Products!"

As night fell crowds gathered near the conference media centre, some of them burning G7 flags and assaulting journalists.

"Headline risk is elevated into the G7 leaders' summit as market participants focus on trade and President Trump", said Shaun Osborne, chief currency strategist at Scotiabank in Toronto.

In a combined effort, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau failed recently to convince Trump not to impose tariffs on the allies.

Russian Federation rejoining Canada, the United States, Japan, Britain, Italy, France and Germany in the group of rich nations wasn't even on the agenda as European members of the G7 agreed that conditions were not ripe for Russian Federation to be readmitted so long as the Ukraine crisis was not resolved.

Trump's rejection of the global climate accord and Iran nuclear deal, supported by the European Union and Canada is going to be another flashpoint in the increasingly acrimonious relationship between Washington and its Western allies. "I regard this much like a family quarrel", Ludlow said. French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted video of an intimate conversation he had with President Trump, writing "engaging, keeping the dialogue alive, now and ever".

Trump is provoking his fellow G7 leaders by calling for Russia's reinstatement.

"G-7 Sherpa and Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs Everett Eissenstat will represent the United States for the remaining G-7 sessions", she added.

Trump is set to hold a series of group and one-on-one meetings, including with Trudeau and Macron.

President Trump will head to Singapore next week for an historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, where he will address the rogue country's controversial nuclear program. "If it doesn't happen, we come out even better!", he states. Canada and Mexico, the other members of the 1994 pact, have been frustrated by the slow pace of the talks. He did not reply but Trump grinned broadly and said "he's happy" before appearing to stick out his tongue.

Before leaving Washington this morning, Mr Trump caused fresh controversy by suggesting Russian Federation should be invited back into the G7, to reform the G8, after Vladimir Putin was kicked out in 2014 after his annexation of Crimea. The official said disagreements remain, particularly with the US on a number of issues, but the goal remains to reach agreement on all the big issues.