Trump told Macron EU worse than China on trade

  • Trump told Macron EU worse than China on trade

Trump told Macron EU worse than China on trade

Not to be outdone, Trump responded on Twitter saying that both Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "are charging the US massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers".

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday (10 June) she was more open to French President Emmanuel Macron's plans to reform migration and defence policy in Europe than his hopes to bolster the euro.

Trump also predicts a positive outcome, emphasizing, his "good relationship" with "my friend" Macron, despite what he called "a little test" on trade.

The leaders of the world's richest countries came together Friday to smooth over their differences - especially with U.S. President Donald Trump - and to demonstrate they can still work together.

He will arrive at the annual gathering, held this year in Quebec, but will leave on Saturday morning before the event is over, heading to Singapore for his highly anticipated summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The president said Saturday that re-admitting Russian Federation to the elite club would be "an asset", telling reporters, "we're looking for peace in the world".

Earlier in the day, the United States leader tweeted that he had instructed his representatives not to sign the statement, hours after the summit's host, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, announced all countries had supported it. Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada are the other members of the G7.

"We won't let ourselves be ripped off again and again", she said, referring to the new American tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.

Instead, Canada's expected to issue a chair's summary of the meeting.

Though other leaders had their own images of the meeting tweeted out, Denzel's photograph - which shows Merkel standing dominantly over a petulant-looking Trump - became the most enduring after it caught the imagination of the web.

Canada and the European Union have denounced the United States tariffs and Ottawa has proposed levies on a range of USA goods next month while the European Union has pledged its own retaliatory measures.

Mr Trump will skip G7 meetings about climate change, clean energy and ocean protection.

European leaders criticize the US decision to impose protectionist tariffs on steel and aluminum and to exit the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate agreement.

This Trumped-up trade war is symptomatic of the president's cavalier attitude toward countries that share America's democratic values. He may prefer the axis of autocrats to the G-7, but those autocrats are out to undermine this country - and him.

"I would recommend - it's up to them".

Closer home, Indian Twitter users spotted an opportunity to make the photo more relatable by editing Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Trump's place, asking when they would receive the Rs 15 lakhs Bharatiya Janata Party leaders promised each Indian would receive if they were voted into power in 2014. "The President made it clear today".