Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

‘Ranting’ Trump’s threats and ‘insults’ leave G7 summit leaders reeling

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"We have a great relationship".

"Naturally we can not force the United States to change their mind", said Tusk, who is a former prime minister of Poland and is now president of the European Council.

And the traditional "family photo" - featuring UK Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte - offers a glimpse of the tension.

For the past week, it was an open question in official Ottawa whether Trump would actually show up, given his recent trade actions against the other G7 countries and his increasingly antagonistic comments about their approach to worldwide relations.

Trump said they are based on legitimate national security concerns, and he said he stood firm against the concerns of his fellow G7 leaders during their talks.

"There are always other things we can work on", Trudeau said.

Trump had already roiled G-7 members ahead of the summit and raised fears of a trade war when he placed tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada, the European Union and Mexico. "We're like the piggy bank that everybody is robbing and that ends". Mexico slapped a 25% import tariff on USA steel products, as well as 20% on pork products, 25% on bourbon and duties on other agricultural goods including cranberries. Trudeau says what the leaders did this weekend was "roll up our sleeves" and figure out language they could agree to on a broad range of issues.

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.

Trump on Saturday seemed confident that some kind of sunset clause will be in the deal, however.

Morneau said he is engaged in intense talks with his US counterparts in the hopes of finding a way forward.

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"Why are we having a meeting without Russian Federation in the meeting?"

Russia, meanwhile, has much to gain from Trump's comments.

Unlike Mr Macron and Mr Trudeau, she will not be having a bilateral meeting with Mr Trump but insisted on Friday it was not a snub.

Donald Trump disrupted a G7 breakfast discussion on women's empowerment Saturday morning by showing up late.

Trump's recent moves, building on 18 months of nationalist policy-making, leave him out of step with the globally minded organization and prompted speculation that the group could fracture into something more like the "G-6 plus one".

So what will this year's joint statement say?

"American jobs are on the line because of his actions and because of his administration", Trudeau said at a news conference Thursday.

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.

Speaking to reporters at the annual G-7 meeting, the president said that totally eliminating trade barriers between the nations would be "the ultimate thing" and "that's the way it should be".

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