$3 billion pledged for girls education at G7 summit

  • $3 billion pledged for girls education at G7 summit

$3 billion pledged for girls education at G7 summit

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said Monday that his "worst expectations" of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: "Excitement in the air" ahead of Kim meeting Trump doubles down on criticism of EU, Canada Merkel: EU will retaliate against Trump tariffs MORE were met over the weekend at the Group of Seven (G-7) summit after the president urged US allies to clear away trade barriers that he argues create huge trade deficits for the U.S.

Although it is unclear which of Trudeau's statements Trump was calling false, Trudeau said in a news conference Saturday that Canada will "move forward with retaliatory measures" on July 1 in response to the Trump administration's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, the European Union and Mexico.

From Singapore, where he is set to hold a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, he unleashed a volley of angry tweets targeting the European Union, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and NATO allies, including Germany.

Abe has repeatedly urged Trump to raise the abduction issue in his upcoming summit with Kim, arranging talks in Washington en route to the annual G7 gathering to press the point home to the US leader.

The communique said the leaders of the US, Canada, Britain, France, Italy, Germany and Japan agreed on the need for "free, fair, and mutually beneficial trade" and the importance of fighting protectionism.

Earlier, the White House escalated the initial tirade and levelled more withering and unprecedented criticism against Mr Trudeau, branding him a back-stabber unworthy of Mr Trump's time.

Roland Paris, a former foreign policy adviser to Trudeau, jabbed back at Trump on Twitter: "Big tough guy once he's back on his airplane". She also said that Europe will not let itself be "deceived" again.

As he flew from Canada to Singapore on Saturday night, Mr Trump displayed his ire via Twitter, which he also employed to insult Mr Trudeau as "dishonest" and "weak".

In a news conference after the summit, Trudeau reasserted his opposition to the United States tariffs and vowed to press ahead with retaliatory moves on 1 July.

Tusk was referencing a comment made by Trump aide Peter Navarro, who shocked even the US President's Republican colleagues when he called Trudeau a backstabber - over the issue of trade tariffs - and verbally consigned him to "hell" after a G7 meet in Canada over the weekend. "We make our commitments and keep them".

French President Emmanuel Macron said global co-operation could not be "dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks".

Canada's foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, said her country "does not conduct its diplomacy through ad hominem attacks". The eight-page statement also included joint commitments to ensure that Iran will "never seek, develop or acquire a nuclear weapon" as well as demands for Russian Federation to stop undermining Western democracies. We condemn the attack using a military grade nerve agent in Salisbury, United Kingdom.

He also said relationships with his G7 partners were a "10" before he left. I mean we have China where this is completely different because tariffs are a national security issue. "Without question, we need to remain in talks with the USA".

Responding to Trump, Trudeau's spokesperson Cameron Ahmad said: "We are focused on everything we accomplished here at the G7 summit".

Abe stressed the unity of members in support of fair trade, while refraining from directly repeating Japan's concern about the US levies, during the two-day summit through Saturday in the Charlevoix region of Quebec.

The tweetstorm is the latest fallout from a bad-tempered G7 summit in Quebec, Canada, in which the President found himself at odds with numerous leaders present, largely over his planned tariffs on a range of goods, including steel and aluminum.

Trudeau, in Quebec City for bilateral meetings with non-G7 leaders after the summit, did not comment as he arrived.