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Offbeat Trump calls for Russia to be reinstated to G-7, threatens allies on trade

16:16  08 june  2018
16:16  08 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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President Trump Friday called for Russia to be reinstated to the group of leading industrial national meeting at the G - 7 summit in Quebec this weekend, saying the Kremlin “should be a part” of the talks.

Trading Nation. Trader Talk. Financial Advisors. Personal Finance. President Donald Trump called Friday for Russia to be reinstated in meetings of global economic powers, such as the G - 7 summit he is attending in Canada.

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QUEBEC CITY – President Trump on Friday said Russia should be readmitted to the Group of Seven leading economies, breaking with other world leaders who have insisted Moscow remain ostracized following its involvement in the 2014 Crimean crisis.

“Now, I love our country. I have been Russia’s worst nightmare … But with that being said, Russia should be in this meeting,” Trump said Friday as he left the White House. “It may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run. … They should let Russia back in.”

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WASHINGTON — President Trump called on the world’s leading economies on Friday to reinstate Russia to the Group of 7 nations four years after it was cast out for annexing Crimea, once again putting him at odds with America’s leading allies in Europe and Asia.

“The United States must, at long last, be treated fairly on Trade ,” Mr. Trump tweeted as G - 7 In 1985, as part of the so- called Plaza Accord, the U.S. allies agreed to help Washington reduce the Italy diverges with Western European allies and voices support for Russia after populist party takes power.

Trump’s comments, made as he was departing for the annual G7 summit in Canada, have the potential to further upend talks with other leaders here. U.S. intelligence officials believe Russia interfered in the 2016 election, and part of this year’s G7 summit was supposed to focus on protecting democracies from foreign meddling.

Trump has sought to improve relations between the United States and Russia since taking office. The U.S. government and other nations have imposed strict sanctions on Russia related to its involvement in Crimea, and those penalties remain in effect.

Trump on Friday reiterated his plans to take a tough stance on trade with U.S. allies at the summit, threatening again to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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“The United States must, at long last, be treated fairly on Trade ,” Mr. Trump tweeted as G - 7 In 1985, as part of the so- called Plaza Accord, the U.S. allies agreed to help Washington reduce the Italy diverges with Western European allies and voices support for Russia after populist party takes power.

Trump announced in March that he was imposing tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum, but he temporarily granted a waiver to U.S allies like Canada, Mexico and the European Union, and also to China, as his administration said trade Putin calls for World Cup stadiums to be self-sustaining.

“We’re going to deal with the unfair trade practices. … We have to change it, and they understand it’s going to happen,” Trump said. “If we’re unable to make a deal, we’ll terminate NAFTA. We’ll make a better deal.”

In an earlier Twitter post, Trump said the United States would emerge victorious if other nations refused to accede to his trade demands, suggesting he plans to employ a take-it-or-leave-it bargaining position with other world leaders at the Group of Seven summit here.

“Looking forward to straightening out unfair Trade Deals with the G-7 countries,” Trump wrote. “If it doesn’t happen, we come out even better!”

Thursday evening, when tensions between Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau appeared to be boiling over, the U.S. leader vowed to impose new tariffs and other economic penalties against Canada and the U.S. if they didn’t allow more American imports into their countries.

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This time, the greatest threat to the liberal world order will be inside the fence. President Donald Trump comes to this week’s Quebec G 7 , which begins Friday, touting an America First agenda that hits US allies with trade tariffs and threatens multilateral free trade deals.

“Take down your tariffs & barriers or we will more than match you!” he wrote on Twitter. He didn’t specify what products he could seek to target.

Trump effectively upended the two-day G-7 summit even before it began by raising the prospect of refusing to sign on to a joint statement with other leaders asserting commonly shared principles and values.

Macron, Trudeau and other world leaders spent much of 2017 tiptoeing around the new U.S. president, aware of his “America First” agenda but hoping to draw him closer to multinational organizations they believe can best address global issues.

But in recent weeks there are signs world leaders have scrapped that approach and now plan to deal with Trump in a more adversarial way, particularly after the White House announced it would begin imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from U.S. allies beginning in June.

Macron on Thursday said Trump was isolating the United States and suggested foreign leaders might simply wait until Trump’s time in the White House has concluded before reengaging with the United States. Trump, meanwhile, said Trudeau was acting “indignant” and attacked the U.S.’s northern neighbor in a series of Twitter posts, focusing in part on Canadian dairy policy.

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Trump can also expect to hear from allies this weekend at the G - 7 conference n Quebec, Canada, where the world’s biggest economies, and countries that have stood with America since World War II, will share their anger over the new trade war. The big winner in what Trump has done is Russia

But there are limits to this strategy. What happens when someone calls Trump ’s bluff? Trump believes (correctly) that if it comes to a trade war, the U.S. economy can withstand more pain than the Chinese economy. Like, say, the G - 7 allies .

Trump is now engaged in a series of trade wars with numerous countries in Europe, North America, and Asia, which could impact the flow of hundreds of billions of dollars in goods, including automobiles, agricultural products, and technology. He wants Europe and Japan to lower tariffs on imports of automobiles. He wants China to buy more agriculture and energy products from the United States. He is pushing Mexican leaders for a range of changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, and he wants that entire pact to expire after five years.

His view is that other countries have imposed unfair tariffs limiting U.S. imports for decades but the United States has unwittingly allowed those countries to bring low-cost goods into the United States, hurting U.S. companies and American workers.

Foreign leaders are aware of the shaky ground Trump is on when he levels these trade threats, as a growing number of congressional Republicans have expressed outrage and some are trying to intervene to strip his powers away. So far, Trump has held these lawmakers, including Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), at bay, but U.S. business groups – worried about the prospect of higher costs driven by Trump’s trade threats – are pushing Congress to act.

Trump is scheduled to meet with Macron and Trudeau on Friday, and then he will leave the G-7 summit early on Saturday, an unexpected schedule change that will pull him out of discussions on climate change.

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