G7 Summit Ends In Chaos As Donald Trump Leaves Early And Retracts Endorsement Of Joint Communique

US President Donald Trump has simultaneously retracted his endorsement of the joint communique issued at the end of the G7 summit, accusing Canada of “dishonesty”.G7 Summit Ends In Chaos As Donald Trump Leaves Early And Retracts Endorsement Of Joint Communique 1He said that other countries were imposing “massive tariffs” on the US. The joint communique, advocating a “rules-based trading system”, was reached despite tension over US tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed afterwards to press ahead with retaliatory tariffs on 1 July.G7 Summit Ends In Chaos As Donald Trump Leaves Early And Retracts Endorsement Of Joint Communique 2Speaking at a news conference, he described as “insulting” Mr Trump’s decision to invoke national security concerns to justify steel and aluminium tariffs. “It would be with regret but it would be with absolute clarity and firmness that we move forward with retaliatory measures on 1 July,” Mr Trudeau said. “Canadians are polite and reasonable but we will also not be pushed around.”G7 Summit Ends In Chaos As Donald Trump Leaves Early And Retracts Endorsement Of Joint Communique 3The EU said it would stick to the joint communique despite Mr Trump’s decision. Tweeting en route to his next summit in Singapore, Mr Trump said he had instructed US officials “not to endorse the communique as we look at tariffs on automobiles”. He said the move was based on Mr Trudeau’s “false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive tariffs to our US farmers, workers and companies”. He suggested Mr Trudeau was “very dishonest and weak”.G7 Summit Ends In Chaos As Donald Trump Leaves Early And Retracts Endorsement Of Joint Communique 4Photo Credit: Getty

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