Trump threatens USA allies on trade as he exits G7 summit

Trump threatens USA allies on trade as he exits G7 summit

Troy Powers
June 10, 2018

G7 leaders had meant to use the summit to confront Trump on the tariffs, which they have described as protectionist and a threat to the global economy.

U.S. President Donald Trump says Canada will have to dismantle its supply-managed dairy system or else Americans will dramatically curtail its trading relationship - a shot across the bow at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has vocally defended the country's existing agricultural policies in the face of U.S. opposition.

"The European Union is brutal to the United States".

The spokesman added, there are no concrete agreements or understandings, and no specific discussions are being conducted now. "You know, why did he do that?"

But Trump made it sound like other countries acknowledged that they were cheating the these trade deals and he had finally caught them in the act.

French President Emmanuel Macron, whose country will assume the G7 presidency after Canada, said work would continue. When I'm telling them, they're smiling at me.

"We win that war a thousand times out of a thousand", Trump said.

As for Trumps proposal to eliminate all tariffs, Trump said it was unclear how other countries would respond. That's the way it should be. "I think the G8 would be better, I think having Russian Federation back in would be a positive thing".

"I did suggest it", Trump said.

Trump's utopian idea was greeted with scepticism- "Good luck". Our farmers, whether it's through a non-tariff trade barrier or whether it's through very high tariffs. this is all over the world.

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Shortly before his arrival at the two-day summit, Trump injected additional controversy by suggesting that the G-7 offer a seat at the table to Russian Federation, which was ousted from the group after it annexed Crimea in 2014.

White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow, who was invited by Trump to speak from the same podium, described the comments as Trump's "free trade proclamation". "And it's going to stop".

'I really believe that he's going to do something positive for his people, for himself, for his family, ' he said. Economists point out that the current U.S. economy is much more driven by services like hospitals, universities, tech companies and banks.

Trump told reporters in Quebec before leaving the Group of Seven summit that he "came up with the term fake news" because much of the USA press "is very dishonest".

"The United States has been taken advantage of for decades and decades and we can't do that anymore".

Trump arrived 17 minutes after the planned 8am start time and after Trudeau's opening remarks, earning him glares from fellow leaders and heads of worldwide institutions.

Mr Trump said the move would protect domestic producers that were vital to United States security.

Trump last appeared solo before reporters in February 2017, less than a month into his presidency.