Merkel on Trump G7 tweets: 'Sobering and a little depressing'

Merkel on Trump G7 tweets: 'Sobering and a little depressing'

But a French official insisted France and its fellow G7 European nations were maintaining their support communique and said anyone departing from the commitments made at the summit would be showing their "incoherence and inconsistency". "The differences in opinion have not been taken off the table".

In his tweets, Trump attacked Trudeau by calling him "dishonest and weak" and denouncing statements as "false".

He left before any resolution was announced on the traditional joint statement from the seven industrialized nations in the group, which in addition to the US and Canada includes Britain, Italy, France, Germany and Japan.

His comment sparked a new diplomatic spat between Trudeau and the Trump administration and led Merkel to criticize the US president's handling of the matter.

"As Canadians, we are polite, we're reasonable, but also we will not be pushed around", Trudeau said.

About that meeting, Trump said "within the first minute, I'll know" whether the North Korean leader wants to negotiate seriously with the US. In late May, Washington slapped its allies with import tariffs on steel and aluminum after it failed to win concessions from its trading partners.

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Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau have been at loggerheads over trade tariffs

A photo released on Twitter by the German government's spokesman Steffen Seibert on June 9, 2018, and taken by the German government's photographer Jesco Denzel, shows US President Donald Trump (right) talking with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (center) and surrounded by other G7 leaders during a meeting of the G7 Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada. On the other hand, another social media user said, "It looks as if Madam Merkel is teaching The Donald a lesson!"

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Group of Seven countries have agreed to a joint communique at the conclusion of the alliance's leaders' summit in Quebec.

Trump's attempts to include Russian Federation into the group has raised suspicions because the intelligence agencies in the US have confirmed that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 election, which eventually helped Trump win.

Meanwhile, France warned pn Sunday that "fits of anger" could not dictate worldwide cooperation after US President Donald Trump abruptly rejected a joint statement agreed following a bad-tempered G7 summit in Canada.

She said that even though such spending was unpopular with Germans, it was necessary, suggesting she would make a harder push to accelerate spending in the coming years.

Minutes after the publication of a joint communique that was approved by Trump and other Group of Seven leaders at a summit in the city of Quebec, the USA leader announced on Twitter that he was retracting his support. Also seen in the picture are Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with his arms crossed and Trump's national security adviser John Bolton among others. "Angela (Merkel) and Emmanuel (Macron) and Justin (Trudeau) - I would say the relationship is a 10".

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