Trump says that Russian Federation should be reinstated as a G8 member

Trump says that Russian Federation should be reinstated as a G8 member

Trump says that Russian Federation should be reinstated as a G8 member

President Donald Trump has delivered a further blow to the USA relationship with traditional allies by retracting his endorsement for a joint communique with G7 leaders and threatening to escalate a brewing trade war.

U.S. President Donald Trump's Twitter tirade against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following the G7 is sparking promises of support from some of Trudeau's political rivals as well as calls for calm from foreign diplomats and experts.

Trump also took aim at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and said he might double down on import tariffs by hitting the sensitive automobile industry, throwing G7 efforts to show a united front into disarray.

Meanwhile, President Trump said Saturday that renegotiations on NAFTA could lead to a new trilateral trade deal with substantial changes or two separate trade agreements.

At a news conference held in Charlevoix, Canada, Trudeau announced that all seven countries in the summit had agreed on "a joint communique".

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"International cooperation can not depend on being angry and on sound bites".

"We strive to reduce tariff barriers, non-tariff barriers and subsidies", the statement says.

SPD leader Andrea Nahles accused President Donald Trump of turning the G7 summit into a disaster with his tweets and bowing out of his global responsibilities. In a Twitter post on Saturday, Trump said Conte would visit Washington "shortly" and said: "He will do a great job - the people of Italy got it right!"

Trump arrived in Singapore on Sunday for the summit that could lay the groundwork for ending a nuclear stand-off between the old foes. The president has sought to revise NAFTA to encourage manufacturers to invest more in America and shift production from low-wage Mexico to the United States.

The confrontation over US tariffs on steel and aluminium imports threatened to rupture the G7, which during its 42-year history has traditionally sought to find consensus on the economy and other issues.

"I think the way this plays out is we end up with our trading partners responding in kind - a threat for a threat, a tariff for tariff", said Rod Hunter, a lawyer at Baker McKenzie and a former economic official on the National Security Council.

That leaves Trump diametrically opposed with Canada, which says renegotiating the deal every five years would create perpetual uncertainty and harm long-term investment.

"Our values and interests are built through multilateralism, including American interests", Macron said in a tweet.

The G7 joint communique, which advocates a "rules-based trading system", was reached despite tension over USA tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, reported BBC.

In a statement, The Associated Press reported, a spokesman for Trudeau did not address Trump's tweeted insults.

About this in comments to AFP, said the advisers of the French President of Emmanuel Macron.

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