Trump has said that Russian Federation should have been readmitted to the negotiations. Many reporters “are unbelievably dishonest”.
Mr Trump and G7 leaders had a bitter exchange over trade tariffs, ratcheting tensions at the summit.
Trudeau told Trump that it was “unacceptable” to cite national security when targeting a military ally like Canada.
“Fake news CNN. The worst”.
“I would say that the level of relationship is a 10”.
“We’ve made a lot progress today”, he said, adding that the relationship between the two countries “is probably better than ever”.
Trump said, referencing the Canadian tariff levied on US and foreign milk imports.
Trump announced the move last month to the dismay of partners in Europe and beyond who were left scrambling to keep the landmark 2015 agreement in place. Canada has been adamant it won’t agree to such a clause. Russian Federation was expelled from the group – which now includes France, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the US – following its annexation of Crimea in 2014.
“You know, whether you like it or not, and it may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run”.
“We didnt do votes or anything, but it has been discussed”, he said.
He said while the US has kept its tariffs low to promote global free trade, other countries have left protectionist policies in place, disadvantaging the U.S.
Speaking on Saturday during a rare news conference, Trump said he pressed for the G-7 countries to eliminate all tariffs, trade barriers and subsidies in their trading practices. He says: “That’s the way it should be”.
Investors are also concerned about the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which Trump has threatened to terminate.
Frictions over trade tariffs recently imposed by the Trump administration are overshadowing the summit.
The UK and the rest of the European Union will be slapped with a 25 percent duty on steel and 10 percent on aluminium.
The president also called Trudeau “indignant” on trade and accused Canada of charging the U.S.
Trump did not specify how the US’s allies responded to his proposal. The White House did not say what the president would talk about.
“The relationships were outstanding, but because of the fact that U.S. leaders of the past didn’t do a good job on trade-and, again, I’m not blaming countries, I’m blaming our people that represented our past-it’s gonna change”, Trump said.
He arrived at the summit Friday, as trade tensions between the U.S. and its partners continue to mount, and he is set to depart the gathering early while other G7 members discuss how best to combat climate change.
On Saturday, while diplomats wrangled in private, summit host Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gathered the other leaders for a breakfast session on women’s equality.
Trump was seated between Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, and Christine Whitecross, a Canadian lieutenant general.
President Donald Trump told foreign leaders at the Group of Seven summit that they must dramatically reduce trade barriers with the United States or they would risk losing access to the worlds largest economy, delivering his most defiant trade threat yet to his counterparts from around the globe.