Merkel slams Donald Trump’s G7 tweets as ‘depressing’ and ‘sobering’

G-7 split over Trump's call to readmit Russia

"He really kind of stabbed us in the back", he said, adding Trump "is not going to let a Canadian prime minister push him around on the eve of this. he is not going to permit any show of weakness on the trip to negotiate with North Korea". By the time I finish trade talks, that will change.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Saturday that all G7 members had endorsed a joint communique.

On Saturday morning Trump said he was open to getting rid of the tariffs if the other countries agreed to a more pure form of free trade.

From Singapore, where he is set to hold a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, he unleashed a volley of angry tweets targeting the European Union, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and NATO allies, including Germany.

Navarro was referring to the prime minister's announcing after the Group of Seven meeting Saturday that Canada will "not be pushed around" by the USA with its decision to slap tariffs on some imports from Canada and other countries.

A viral photo of Angela Merkel and other world leaders standing over a seated Donald Trump at Friday's G7 summit has been given the meme treatment on social media, with Twitter users quick to liken the image to everything from Renaissance art to a scene from the Apprentice.

Trudeau announced on Saturday that all G7 members had endorsed the joint communique; however, he noted that the USA tariffs are "insulting" and Canada "will not be pushed around".

The response "suggests an end to what observers had noted was a budding "bromance" between the French president and Mr Trump" says Sky News.

G-7 split over Trump's call to readmit Russia

"We are convinced that a modernisation is perfectly possible, we are convinced that common sense will triumph", she said.

Unbowed, Trump tweeted anew Monday morning from Singapore, repeating his criticism of US trade policies with Canada - he also took aim at Germany - in a multitweet rant that went beyond 200 words all told.

The spat has also drawn in Germany and France, who sharply criticised Mr Trump's decision to abruptly withdraw his support for a G7 communique hammered out at a Canadian summit, accusing him of destroying trust and acting inconsistently.

French President Emmanuel Macron's office reacted Sunday by saying that "international cooperation can not be dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks". "We make commitments and keep them", the presidency said, adding that "France and Europe maintain their support for this (G7) statement".

The latter comment prompted European Council President Donald Tusk to quip "there is a special place in heaven" for Trudeau for his organization of the G7.

Merkel also said she didn't support Trump's suggestion that Russian Federation rejoin the G7.

"According to a Canada release, they make nearly 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with U.S. (guess they were bragging and got caught!)". A senior United States administration official said that Trump had been angered by Trudeau's comments.

The EU then announced retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods ranging from Harley-Davidson motorcycles to bourbon.

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