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Trump says United States won't sign G7 joint statement, leaving summit in chaos

Trump says United States won't sign G7 joint statement, leaving summit in chaos

Giuseppe Conte, the Prime Minister of Italy, agrees with Donald Trump, the U.S. President, that Russian Federation has to return to G8, as he wrote on Twitter.

Hours after the G7 summit, US President Donald Trump is attacking Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau again for "false statements", and he is refusing to endorse the summit's communique that called for reducing tariff barriers.

The Trump administration announced two weeks ago that it would investigate whether auto imports hurt US national security, the first step toward tariffs similar to the ones he imposed on steel and aluminium imports last week.

Representatives from other G7 countries said they felt as though they had made progress in conveying their positions to Trump, something many of them felt pressured to do by voters at home.

"International cooperation can't depend on anger and small words. Let's be serious", the official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters.

The joint statement takes on issues such as jobs, climate change, advancing gender equality, building a peaceful world and investing in growth "that works for everyone". We stick to it. We are sticking to them and whoever reneges on them is showing incoherence and inconsistency.

Such a move could make it almost impossible to renegotiate the terms of the 1994 NAFTA pact between the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The Group of Seven nations that make up the G7 are Canada, France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and Italy.

The G7 communique references a number of shared priorities, including on trade, economic growth, national security and sustainability.

"We have put up with Trade Abuse for many decades - and that is long enough".

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In Washington, the top White House economic adviser accused Canada's prime minister on Sunday of betraying Trump with "polarising" statements on U.S. trade policy that risked undermining the American leader on the eve of a historic summit with North Korea.

Trump accused Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of making "false statements", and threatened new automobile tariffs in a series of tweets he posted after leaving the talks in Charlevoix, Quebec. "We work closely with President Trump, and the UK has a very good relationship with the United States", she said, noting that the two-day summit was filled with "some hard discussions and strong debate".

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

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who met with Trudeau on Sunday, said it was time for G20 nations to play a role and to "also bring about some good sense to all the key players".

Trump fired back at Trudeau's comments in a tweet later Saturday that called the Canadian leader "meek and mild" during the meeting of allies. Tariffs are going to come way down because people can not continue to do that.

"We're like the piggy bank that everybody is robbing", Trump said here at a news conference. He has justified the tariffs by claiming that a reliance on foreign steel and aluminum threatens US national security.

"The national security pretext is absurd and frankly insulting to Canadians, the closest and strongest ally the United States has had".

He said retaliatory measures against the United States would come into place on July 1, even though it was "not something we want to do". "So, that is where the insult lies", she told reporters during a news conference in Quebec City.

Sharply criticizing Trump's remarks on tariffs, Trudeau promised that Canada would answer with its own on July 1 unless the US reversed course.

Freeland reiterated Canada will retaliate to USA tariffs in a measured and reciprocal way, adding Canada will always be willing to talk.