Trump trade fury torpedoes Canada’s G-7 summit

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US President Donald Trump on Saturday accused other countries of "robbing" the United States on trade and threatened to stop doing business with them altogether as he pushed his "America First" agenda at a Group of Seven nations summit.

In a second tweet, Mr. Trump said: "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" Very dishonest and weak".

Trump, who argues his tariffs are meant to protect USA industry and workers from unfair worldwide competition, told reporters he had suggested to the other G7 leaders that all trade barriers, including tariffs and subsidies, be eliminated.

"We will continue to demonstrate that we're interested in defending Canadian interests and, on top of that, it turns out I'm defending American interests because these tariffs they're putting forward are going to hurt American workers as well", Trudeau said Thursday.

On the North American free-trade negotiations, Mr. Trump said he proposed a bilateral deal to Mr. Trudeau, an idea the prime minister rejected.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said European Union countries at the summit agreed that the conditions to readmit Russian Federation had not been met and even Moscow seemed to reject the suggestion.

The president went into the meeting under intense pressure from foreign leaders after he slapped high tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, citing USA national security needs.

"We commit to modernize the WTO to make it more fair as soon as possible".

"Very dishonest and weak" he claimed, adding in a separate tweet: "I have instructed our USA reps not to endorse the communique".

Saying that they were "tremendously relieved" that Donald J. Trump is leaving the G-7 summit early, the leaders of France and Canada said on Friday that they had been planning not to tell Trump the location of the G-7 after party.

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Mr Trump had earlier denied that the summit had been contentious, contradicting what one G7 official described as a bitter harangue between the US President and his counterparts over tariffs.

It was a "a long litany of recriminations, somewhat bitter reports that the United States was treated unfairly", said the French official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Trump has also maintained his stance that tariffs are a national security issue, because unfair trade deals "affect our military", he said.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump raised eyebrows on Friday by suggesting Russian Federation should be allowed to rejoin G-7.

During the summit, Trump was accused of seeking to undermine the "rules-based" global order but the final statement began by stressing "the crucial role of a rules-based worldwide trading system" as well as a commitment to "continue to fight protectionism".

"We're either going to have NAFTA in a better negotiated form or we're going to have two deals", the USA president said.

The president's sharp comments came as he is now en route to Singapore for a highly anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, set to be held on Tuesday.

Trump says he will not sign the accords being drawn up at the G7 meeting out of protest.

But in an apparent nod to Trump, it also pledged to push for swift reforms to the World Trade Organization which the USA president has said has been a "disaster" for his country.

Led by the USA, the group kicked out Russian Federation in 2014 over its annexation of Crimea and its support for pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine.

"We're either going to have NAFTA in a better negotiated form or we're going to have two deals", the USA president said.

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