President Trump delivers warning on trade as he leaves G-7 summit

  • President Trump delivers warning on trade as he leaves G-7 summit

President Trump delivers warning on trade as he leaves G-7 summit

Just hours after agreeing to the joint communique with his G7 allies, the USA president tweeted from his plane that he had told his officials to abandon American support for the document in an eye-opening move that could threaten the future of the club.

"We had extremely productive discussions on the need to have fair and reciprocal" trade, he said.

John McCain on Saturday night criticized President Trump for his comments about the G7 summit about trade and Russian Federation.

"Our values and interests are built through multilateralism, including American interests", Macron said in a tweet.

Thursday, Trump took aim at Trudeau and Macron, accusing them of benefiting from one-sided trade arrangements with the United States.

Mr. Trump did smile and wave with the other leaders at the traditional posed "family photo", on a bluff high above the St. Lawrence River, despite the obvious tensions. "There was no reason that this should have happened".

Kudlow says the White House has taken issue with Trudeau's comments during the news conference that Canada must stand up for itself and that recently imposed USA tariffs on steel and aluminum are "insulting".

His statement came after considerable rancor reportedly enveloped the G-7 summit, an annual meeting in which the leaders of the seven most industrialized nations-Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the US - come together to discuss foreign affairs. "We're not looking to play games", Trump said.

Trump's call for the elimination of trade barriers come amid fears of an all-out trade war after the United States moved ahead with a 25% import tax on steel and a 10% on aluminum on most countries.

Speaking about Russia's military incursion in Crimea, a peninsula that was part of Ukraine, Trump on Saturday blamed President Obama for the annexation. Readmitting Russia to the group would be an "asset", according to the president.

"The nature of the debate we had was rather appeasement and it stopped the escalation in terms of behaviour", Macron, who had exchanged terse Twitter messages with Trump in the run-up to the summit, told reporters. Trump is heading to Singapore, where he is scheduled to meet on Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The Charlevoix G7 summit was marked by sharp disagreements over Mr Trump's decision to impose higher import taxes on aluminium and steel imports. "Just my touch, my feel".

The U.S. wants North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program, a demand North Korea has rejected without concessions from the U.S.

"This is unknown territory in the truest sense".

Trump said he hoped a final summit communique would be agreed, although it was clear that any joint statement would be unable to paper over significant differences between the sides.