Monday, 17 December, 2018

Trump turns tables on G7 allies with free trade `proclamation'

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Kenny Thornton | 10 June, 2018, 17:30

Trump tweeted: "PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, "US Tariffs were kind of insulting" and he "will not be pushed around". "The prime minister said nothing he hasn't said before - both in public, and in private conversations with the president".

The G7 includes the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Canada, the US, France and Japan.

The summit ends later Saturday, but Trump is set to leave early, missing the discussion on climate change and protecting oceans. "So long as the United States government persists on its present course where the instinct is to undo anything that is already there", said Sebastian Mallaby, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, in a phone call with reporters ahead of the weekend summit.

"They should let Russian Federation come back in, because we should have Russian Federation at the negotiating table", Trump said.

"Tariffs are going to come way down because we people can not continue to do that".

The Prime Minister said: "Where we disagree with our allies on something it is right that we say so and air the issue openly and frankly".

White House officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the characterisations by these officials of Trump's remarks or attention to the presentations.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stands next to Trump, also with folded arms, as French President Emmanuel Macron leans in next to Merkel.

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

As The Guardian reports, the Comminique is actually "a joint statement [among all attending leaders] vowing to fight back against protectionism and pledging to follow established trade rules, in spite of clear differences between the U.S. and their counterparts in the global group".

Sticking points also remain in the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) renegotiations between Canada, the United States and Mexico, despite it being a key topic during the bilateral meeting between Mr Trump and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau.

The BBC parsed the picture by identifying all nine individuals in it, including British Prime Minister Theresa May, who is barely visible, and Larry Kudlow, head of Trump's National Economic Council as well as several Japanese officials and us national security adviser John Bolton.

Trudeau also said Canada would move forward with retaliatory measures on July 1 in response to tariffs on steel and aluminium imports into the U.S. from Canada, Mexico and European Union (EU) countries announced by Trump on May 31.

"We commit to modernize the WTO to make it more fair as soon as possible. I think President Trump knows that".

The American leader said a three-country deal would only be possible with substantial changes, and reiterated his interest instead in forming separate two-way trade accords with Mexico and Canada - an interest Canada has made clear it does not share.

This followed two days of feuding with some of his closest allies - one French official told reporters of a "very unusual" and "bitter" exchange Friday between world leaders, describing the USA president making his case in a "Rant".

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