Trump will be leaving the summit four hours earlier to travel to Singapore to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
“I would not dismiss the G7 format”. Angela and Emmanuel and Justin.
Trump insisted relationships with allies were a “10” just before he left the summit.
Like Canada, the European Union is preparing counter-measures against U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, in line with World Trade Organisation rules, Merkel said.
“I’m going back a long way”.
“Very dishonest & weak”, Trump said, adding that recently imposed USA tariffs on imports of Canadian steel and aluminium were in response to similar measures imposed on American dairy products by Canada. When I’m telling them, they’re smiling at me. Trump asked. “They should let Russian Federation come back in because we should have Russian Federation at the negotiating table”.
“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”.
Calling his Asian trip a “mission of peace”, Trump told reporters, “I think it’s gonna to work very well”.
“It may not be politically correct – we have a world to run”, he added.
Russian Federation has been shut out since its 2014 annexation of the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine, and has since earned Western condemnation for its military intervention in Syria in support of dictator Bashar al-Assad.
Russian Federation plays an important role in the settlement of crises in Ukraine and Syria, as well as in the process of disarmament across the world, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday.
“We were very close to making a deal with Canada on NAFTA … then we leave and he pulls this sophomoric political stunt for domestic consumption”, Kudlow said of Trudeau.
The top Nafta negotiators from the U.S. and Canada met earlier during the summit, after Trump in the morning complained about what he called unfair trading. “Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270 percent on dairy!” the United States president tweeted. “As an example, 270 per cent, nobody knows that”.
National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow told reporters on Wednesday that the president was aware of disagreements over trade, but he said the country’s chief executive was “sticking to his guns”. Meanwhile, Trump continued to talk tough Friday, even threatening to “terminate” the North American Free Trade Agreement, which he has repeatedly characterized as unfair to the U.S.
Mr Trudeau didn’t respond to questions about Mr Trump when the prime minister arrived at a Quebec City hotel today for meetings with other world leaders. Trump as a result did not sign onto the joint statement concluding the meeting.
“All Justin Trudeau had to do was take the win”, Navarro said.