Trump says United States won't sign G7 joint statement, leaving summit in chaos

  • Trump says United States won't sign G7 joint statement, leaving summit in chaos

Trump says United States won't sign G7 joint statement, leaving summit in chaos

As Buzzfeed's David Mack noted, Trump's sudden change just doesn't look good considering he is on his way to a historic summit with North Korea and begs the question "Why on earth should they trust the United States?"

Although Trump engaged in a Twitter spat with French President Emmanuel Macron and Trudeau in the hours prior to the start of the summit, the tensions cooled once all the leaders came face-to-face for talks on Friday.

But its validity was immediately put into question when Trump tweeted that he had "instructed our US reps not to endorse the communiqué".

UK Prime Minister Theresa May stood with Trudeau on the issue of trade.

"We're the piggy bank that everybody is robbing. Our tariffs are in response to his of 270 per cent on dairy!" "And that ends." - Trump insists that the current status quo on trade can not be allowed to continue.

"As Canadians, we are polite, we're reasonable, but also we will not be pushed around", he said.

Trump set the tone before leaving Washington on Friday.

He said that other countries were imposing "massive tariffs" on the US.

Mr Trump earlier warned his counterparts against retaliation after the United States imposed tariffs on steel and aluminium from Europe, Mexico and Canada - saying they would be "making a mistake".

Trump had already said he would not hesitate to shut countries out of the U.S. market if they retaliate to his tariffs.

"He must mean there are 10 things on which we totally disagree", the diplomat said.

"I guess they're going to go back to the drawing board and check it out, right?" he said, warning that if his fellow six leaders make good on their threats to take retaliatory measures, they could find themselves shut out of American markets.

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 Prime Minister said the United Kingdom still wanted to discuss a post-Brexit trade deal with the U.S. and said Mr Trump was still looking forward to July's visit to Britain.

"We are focused on everything we accomplished here at the (hash) G7 summit, " spokesman Cameron Ahmad said.

According to multiple reports, Trump brought up the idea of totally free trade during a meeting with the other G7 leaders which include the heads of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and representative for the EU.

Trump's tweets about not signing the communique were sent while he was traveling to Singapore ahead of a planned diplomatic meeting with North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un. "And they understand it's going to happen".

Trudeau said the summit gave leaders an "opportunity to join forces, and sometimes to settle disputes".

Trump's statement was made just before he left: the USA president has been at odds with the G-7 countries over mounting import duties disagreements. "The president will continue to say what he says, on various occasions", said the prime minister.

"I think it would be an asset to have Russian Federation back in, I think it would be good for the world, I think it would be good for Russian Federation, I think it would be good for the United States, I think it would be good for all the countries of the current G7".