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Tensions escalate between Trump, the heads of government of the world G7
Trump takes it with “unfair” trade deals before the departure for Canada; Kevin cork reports from Quebec.
President Trump landed in Quebec on Friday for what is sure to be a tense G-7 summit in the midst of a war of words with French and Canadian rulers over US duties on steel and aluminum.
The Trump administration recently imposed a 25-percent tariff on imported steel and 10 per cent, aluminum from Canada, Mexico and the European Union.
The move was met with a chorus of condemnation from leaders of the affected countries. The administration granted a temporary waiver of the US allies, but the relief this month came to an end.
But Trump, for the trade, enjoy showed has long been a topic close to his heart, to the fight, especially with the left wing of the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau-who has repeatedly rates in the last few days criticized. Trump says that the American workers suffered long from bad trade agreements, and that he plans to fix it.
“Canada charges the US-a 270% duty on dairy products! You did not say that to you, have you? Not fair to our farmers!” Trump tweeted on Friday morning.
Canada charges the US-a 270% duty on dairy products! You did not say that to you, have you? Not fair to our farmers!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) of 8. June 2018
Curious Trade Deals are aimed to be unfair with the G-7 countries. If this is not done, we will come even better!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) of 8. June 2018
Trump, before boarding Air Force One, told reporters that things have to change, and floated the possibility of pulling out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
“We go on dealing with the unfair trade practices. If you look at what Canada, Mexico, the European Union, all what you have done to us since many decades, we have to change it,” he said. “And you understand that it will happen.”
“If we’re not able to make a deal, we will cancel NAFTA, we have a better offer,” he said. “If we’re not able to make a deal, are we not better off…we are going to live the nature with the deal, as you are.”
But he added: “that said, I think we will easily make a business.”
The French President, Emmanuel Macron, who is always embraced Trump during a visit last month to Washington, took the President favored platform, a jab at Trump on Thursday.
“The American President can not be isolated in the mind, but not, we note the signing of a 6-country agreement, if need be. Since these 6 countries values they represent in an economic market, the weight of history behind it and is now a true international force.”
The American President can not be isolated in the mind, but not, we note the signing of a 6-country agreement, if need be. Since these 6 countries values they represent in an economic market, the weight of history behind it and is now a true international force https://t.co/UA86fcjozs
— Emmanuel Macron (@Emmanuel Macron) 7. June 2018
But Trump brushed off the barb, and the threat of the six-country offer.
“Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President macron, that you charge US massive rates, and create non-monetary barriers. The EU trade surplus with the USA is $151 billion and Canada from our farmers and others,” he tweeted.
Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President macron, that you charge US massive rates, and create non-monetary barriers. The EU trade surplus with the USA is $151 billion and Canada from our farmers, and others. Look forward to see you in the morning.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 7. June 2018
“Look forward to seeing you tomorrow,” he added. It is expected that one-on-one meetings with Trudeau and the Macron as well as other G-7 leaders.
During the tense stand-off would be generally seen as a possible diplomatic crisis in front of authorities, Trump has.sharp approaches bent and appears to be more like the scraps
He angered other leaders of the world with moves such as the travel ban and the withdrawal of the USA from the Paris climate deal and the Iran nuclear deal. To have the international opinion seems to have had a President of little influence on the “America First”.
On Friday, he noticed that Russia was kicked out of the group of Seven in the year 2014 should be resumed.
“Russia should be in this session. Whether you like it or not, and it may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run. G-7 accused Russia of. They should let Russia come back,” he said.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, said in response that is the trump card, turning US foreign policy into an “international joke.”
TRUMP CALLS on RUSSIA G7
CNN reported that, in a recent phone call between Trump and Trudeau, Trudeau objected to Trump justify the tariffs, the so-called “national security” Problem. Trump joked, allegedly: “you didn’t burn down guys, the White house?” in reference to the war of 1812.
The White house was set on fire by British troops in 1814 during the war of 1812 with the United States. The USA is trying to conquer the British colonies, in an area that today is Canada.
This trump card is the second G-7 is going to be. The member States are: Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom. The European Union also takes care of.
Fox News’ Brooke Singman and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Adam Shaw is a political Reporter and occasional opinion writer for FoxNews.com. He can be reached here or on Twitter: @AdamShawNY.