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Merkel Says Trump Reneging on G-7 Statement Is ‘Depressing’

11 June 2018

Trudeau announced hours earlier that all G7 members had endorsed the joint communique, despite the recent trade tensions between the USA and other G7 allies.

Taking to Twitter, Sanders said, "I find it very unusual that President Trump has such a hard time getting along with the leaders of the world's major democracies but feels very comfortable with despots and authoritarian leaders like Putin, Xi Jinping, Duterte and Mohammad Bin Salman".

President Trump will head to Singapore next week for an historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, where he will address the rogue country's controversial nuclear program.

After declining to respond to questions during a Saturday night photo-op, Trudeau kept his views to himself during a series of photo-ops Sunday with world leaders attending a G7 outreach session in Quebec City. Her interview came about a day after Trump refused to endorse the G7 summit's communique that called for reducing tariff barriers.

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Merkel said the contentious meeting drives home the point she's made for more than a year: that the European Union needs to stand together to increase its clout on the world stage and that the USA is a less reliable partner. "It just got worse and worse and worse". "You know, it's like the gig is up". In it, Merkel stares coldly, both hands braced on a table, at a defiant USA president Donald Trump, who is seated with his arms crossed. "I don't understand the obsession with trade relations with Canada", he said, given that Canada is the biggest single buyer of American goods and services in the world.

"The United States has been taken advantage of for decades and decades", Trump said.

"We're looking for peace in the world, we're not looking to play games".

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Meanwhile, Canadian premier Justin Trudeau has warned that Trump's tariffs "are hurting his own citizens. President Donald Trump said Saturday morning in an impromptu press conference at the G7.

She also spoke about Trump's suggestion that Russian Federation be readmitted to the G-7, from which it was booted after its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.

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".

"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. He says that we are the problem with tariffs.

He said that he did not blame G7 leaders for the "unfair" trade deals, but previous U.S. presidents. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy! For the Continent to succeed in becoming less dependent on the U.S., European countries would have to become "more loyal" to the EU, which had to develop "its own strategic culture".

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Merkel Says Trump Reneging on G-7 Statement Is ‘Depressing’