Trudeau: G7 summit successful but global trade differences remain

Trudeau: G7 summit successful but global trade differences remain

While Italy's new premier Giuseppe Conte, the head of a populist coalition, sided with Trump, many other European leaders were horrified and warned against the idea. Each country now faces crucial decisions about how to proceed.

"He can take that nation and truly make it a great nation so it is a one-time shot and I think it is going to work out very well", Mr. Trump said.

It is an annual summit bringing together Canada, the United States, the UK, France, Italy, Japan and Germany, which represent more than 60% of global net worth between them.

"You go tariff-free, you go barrier-free, you go subsidy-free", Trump opined, calling it "the ultimate thing".

The EU and Canada have taken steps to retaliate.

He described the trip as a "mission of peace". The U.S. president delivered a rambling statement before taking questions from journalists. Previous G7 summits have seen large-scale anti-globalization protests, but Trump was a main target of the demonstration as masked anarchists set fire to USA flags and those of other G7 nations.

US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before departing the White House for the G7 summit in Washington, DC, on June 8, 2018.

Prior to his arrival on Friday, the president injected additional controversy by suggesting that the G-7 offer a seat at the table to Russian Federation, which was ousted from the group in 2014.

Trump told reporters in Quebec before leaving the Group of Seven summit that he "came up with the term fake news" because much of the US press "is very dishonest".

Trump's strained relationship with the rest of the G7 was evident on Saturday when he arrived late for the opening session, with Trudeau addressing a gathering that included an empty chair where the president was meant to be.

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U.S allies were furious over the move, raising fears of a global trade war.

"We win that war a thousand times out of a thousand", Trump said.

"We are like the piggy bank that everyone is robbing and that ends", he told a news conference before flying to Singapore for denuclearzation talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

It was a wide-ranging news conference that Trump also used to lambast what he called "ridiculous and unacceptable" tariffs on American goods around the world, threatening to end all trade with his G7 counterparts if they didn't right what he considers unfair trade practices.

He also said he would know in "the first minute" whether North Korea was serious based on his "touch" and his "feel". Trump credited his intuitive "touch" as a dealmaker.

It was kicked out of the G8 in 2014 for annexing Crimea from Ukraine.

"We are very clear that Canada does not pose a national security threat to the United States", she said.

Trump first referred to the Crimean annexation, which led to the G-7 disinviting Russian Federation, only obliquely. "I did suggest it and people were - I guess they're going to go back to the drawing board and check it out".

"You know, whether you like it or not, and it may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run. Were not looking to play games", Trump added.

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