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A photo of Angela Merkel, Donald Trump captures G-7 tensions

A photo of Angela Merkel, Donald Trump captures G-7 tensions A photo of Angela Merkel, Donald Trump captures G-7 tensions
Melinda Barton | 10 June, 2018, 20:59

Within minutes of the official release of the document, Trump attacked Trudeau online over what he described as the prime minister's "false statements" during the closing news conference - and the president announced the United States would no longer endorse the communique.

Asked whether Canada should put its supply management of dairy on the table, Ambrose said she understands it's a sensitive political subject and a "sacred cow", but "in a trade negotiation we have to be willing to put everything on the table".

"There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door", Navarro replied.

Macron's office stressed that France and Europe maintained their support for the communique, saying there was no place for anger on the circuit of global diplomacy. Trump tweeted in response.

Trump headed into the Group of Seven talks in Canada having picked fights with some of his biggest allies, who vowed to confront him about new USA tariffs on steel and aluminium. "He really kind of stabbed us in the back".

Within minutes of the official release of the document, Trump attacked Trudeau on Twitter over what he described as the prime minister's "false statements" during the closing G7 news conference - and the president announced the US would no longer endorse the communique.

But a day after Trump left a trail of diplomatic chaos from Canada to Singapore, the site of his summit with Kim Jong-un of North Korea, a picture of world leaders apparently confronting Trump dominated reactions to the G7 summit.

"In general, it was an attack on the president", Kudlow claimed.

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Mr Trump warned the EU: "If they retaliate they are making a mistake".

In a press conference Saturday after a contentious G7 meeting, Trudeau said that Canada had been insulted by the Trump administration's tariffs and that his country would go ahead with its own retaliatory measures by July 1.

But by ordering his representatives to back out of the communique, Mr Trump appeared to be asserting his oft-stated aim of upsetting the status quo whether by pulling out of the global climate accord or the worldwide nuclear deal with Iran or threats to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement.

"POTUS is not going to let a Canadian prime minister push him around", he said.

Trump slammed Trudeau for his statements, saying that during their meetings the prime minister "acted so meek and mild" and spoke out only after Trump's departure.

"Kim must not see American weakness".

Minutes after the publication of a joint communique that was approved by Trump and other Group of Seven leaders at a summit in the city of Quebec, the U.S. leader announced on Twitter that he was retracting his support.

Trump negotiated in good faith on the communique agreed by the other members of the G7, only to have Trudeau criticize USA policy after he left, Kudlow said.

"As Canadians, we are polite, we're reasonable, but also we will not be pushed around,"Trudeau said". Member countries chose to expel Russian Federation in 2014 after it annexed Crimea from Ukraine.

In much of the European press, the tendency was to underscore the historical significance of the rift between the United States and its continental allies.

"For us, it was important that we have a commitment for a rule-based trade order, that we continue to fight against protectionism and that we want to reform the WTO", Ms Merkel told reporters.