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Merkel - EU will act against U.S. tariffs on steel, aluminium

Merkel - EU will act against U.S. tariffs on steel, aluminium

The photo spread like wildfire all across social media platforms with some likening it to "The Apprentice" while others to a Renaissance painting.

The British leader echoed disappointment from other leaders that President Donald Trump first agreed to a communique for "free, fair and mutually beneficial trade" and the reduction of "tariff barriers", but later tweeted he wouldn't endorse the deal.

Throughout the summit, photographers captured photos of the tension between Trump and other world leaders.

Some Twitter users did not agree with Bolton's opinion, criticizing Trump's policies and the way his administration deals with United States allies.

The photograph, which was taken by the German cabinet's official photographer Jesco Denze, was quickly singled out for its uncanny resemblance to a classical painting, The Guardian reports. But it won't solve the differences, particularly on trade, with the European Union moving toward retaliatory tariffs from July on key USA goods. Trump himself looks like a comically petulant child, and John Bolton, the National Security Advisor, appears to be nervous, staunchly standing by the president.

The German chancellor bemoaned that "Sometimes it seems that the American president thinks that only one side wins and everyone else loses", apparently referring to Trump's barbs directed against Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Macron left his mark on Trump's hand after a firm handshake
Image Emmanuel Macron left his mark on Donald Trump's hand after a firm handshake

"Europe must take its fate into his own hands and no longer imprudently follow the US", Merkel said.

Meanwhile, on Twitter, a top European Union official trolled President Trump by posting the viral image of Merkel.

The leaders of the world's richest democracies had promised some kind of compromise statement despite their deep divisions on trade.

While Trump has already left the G-7 Saturday morning, the picture in still burning up the internet, officially becoming a Twitter Moment Saturday.

"We need Russian Federation for disarmament talks" and for discussions about both Ukraine and Syria, Merkel said. In his turn, Trump announced that the USA would be looking to impose tariffs on vehicle imports. He later said leaders should be "worthy" of their people.

Later on Saturday, after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said all seven nations had signed a joint communique at the end of the summit, Trump angrily lashed out on Twitter, stating the us would not endorse the statement.

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