The decision to remove the U.S. from the communique set off a strong response from other G7 leaders.
Meanwhile, Britain on Monday urged the United States to honor free-trade commitments made at the G7 summit even after US President Donald Trump rejected a joint communique in a bitter spat over tariffs. Then you carry your eyes toward the border of the picture and spot French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May. At a press conference following the summit, Trudeau repeated his earlier description of USA trade tariffs as "insulting" and vowed retaliatory measures would come in July.
"There is no reason for us not to talk to each other, but this is going to be hard", Merkel said, adding that her dialogue with Trump will continue during the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels in July.
"This looks like an episode of Celebrity Apprentice where Trump is about to fire Angela Merkel because her strudel marketing plan fell through", US-based comedian Tim Young tweeted. Aides for each of the leaders stood by the side, including top economic adviser Larry Kudlow and national security adviser John Bolton. "That was put out by my people", Trump told Stephanopoulos.
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Merkel's comment was one of two nods to Trump during her hourlong ARD interview after her return from the G-7. He explained that "with regret", Canada will impose "equivalent" retaliatory tariffs on the US, effective July 1. The president, en route to Singapore, lashed out at the Canadian leader via Twitter, stating that the USA will not endorse the communique. Trump cited unfair trade and tariffs from Canada, a longtime U.S. ally, as one of the reasons he refused to back the joint statement. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy! "International cooperation cannot depend on anger or small words".
Trump's late arrival also highlighted his early departure.
Despite the president describing his relationship with the other leaders as "a 10", conversations between the world's largest industrialized countries were thought to be intense as the allies faced off with Trump over tariffs his administration has imposed on them. Although crucial in orchestrating the talks, South Korean President Moon Jae-in is not expected attend the meeting with Trump and Kim, which takes place on Tuesday. How about some more R29 goodness, right here?