After days of insults, Trump and Trudeau pal around at G7

Another point of contention for President Trump among his G-7 counterparts could be climate change, which is one of the main focal points of the G-7 summit.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Donald Trump, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and France's President Emmanuel Macron stand together for a family photo with the other leaders of the G-7 summit in the Charlevoix city of La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018.

The latest series of tweets by Trump follow posts he made last night - including his accusation that his host Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is being "indignant".

Prime Minister Theresa May is among the G7 leaders who have criticised the United States president for not exempting the European Union and Canada from his new tariffs on steel and aluminium imports.

US trading partners have been furious over Trump's decision last week to impose import tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, the European Union and Mexico as part of his "America First" agenda.

Over the course of his presidency, Trump has inflamed allies with his isolationist policies, including withdrawing the US from the Paris climate accord and the global Iran-nuclear agreement. Russian Federation should be in this meeting.

Leading up to the G7 summit, Macron tweeted his displeasure with Trump over the tariffs, and Trump tweeted back, complaining about European trade measures.

Almost all the participants in the meeting, held "to address Chinese market distortions", called on the Trump administration to initiate "big, bold" actions together with Washington's traditional partners within the World Trade Organisation (WTO) framework.

Trudeau responded with a laugh: "So I'd say NAFTA is in good shape". But Trump was more than an hour delayed in leaving Washington, which meant the meeting had to be pushed back for the end of the day.

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President Donald Trump signs an act in the Rose Garden of the White House on June 06, 2018. On Thursday, Putin called the tariffs "sanctions" on Canada.


Before the president arrived at the summit, he criticized Canadian tariffs on US dairy products, adding that he was "looking forward to straightening out unfair Trade Deals with the G-7 countries".

"Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the United States massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers", he tweeted. The new tariffs - 25 percent on imported steel, 10 percent on aluminum from Canada, Mexico and the European Union - threaten to drive up prices for American consumers and companies and heighten uncertainty for businesses and investors around the globe. The steel tariffs also affect the other G7 member, Japan, which was never granted a waiver.

Where is the 44th G7 Summit being held and why are so numerous members frustrated with the United States? They found a way to praise him on North Korea, even if it was tempered by other complaints.

"Tensions mount. This G7 will be demanding", President Macron tweeted.

The French president expressed support for Trump in his expected summit with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, but also warned his abrogation last month of a 2015 multilateral deal on the Iranian nuclear programme had cast doubt on the credibility of such agreements.

But a grinning Trump answered for him: "He's happy", he cracked.

"The risk: create a world of the law of the strongest".

They also renewed their commitment to the fight against climate change and to promote democratic values, free and open trade, and gender equality.

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