The American president Donald Trump is no longer standing behind the joint declaration of the countries of the G7. He accuses Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau for the spreading of ‘lies’, after that had said that from July 14, Canadian retaliatory measures against U.s. import duties on steel and aluminum power.
‘Based on Justins false statements during his press conference and the fact that Canada massive import tariffs charges to our American farmers, workers and companies, I have our American representatives assigned to the Declaration not to endorse, ” says Trump on Twitter.
Trudeau was acting very meek and mild during our G7 meetings, and then a press conference after I had left in which he says that ” Us rates quite offensive’ and that he ‘doesn’t let himself be pushed around’. Very unfair and weak’, complains the American president, which threatens with new measures. “We see import tariffs on cars that the American market is flooding!’
The Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau had after the end of the G7 summit in the Canadian La Malbaie said that in vain he had hoped that Trump by the discussions at the G7 of thoughts would change about the American import duties. Because that was not the case, emphasized Trudeau that the Canadian retaliatory measures from 1 July. “We do not like, but we will certainly do so, because as Canadians, we are friendly and reasonable, but let’s not be pushed around.’
The joint final text, however, was reached in spite of major disagreement between the United States and the other members of the G7 (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom). The declaration committed the countries is to include import duties and government subsidies to reduce and to continue to fight against protectionism’. It is the first time in the over forty-year history of the forum from the main industrialised countries, that one of the members of his support for a declaration to withdraw.
Trump left Saturday early the G7 summit to travel to Singapore. He is on 12 June in a historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.