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WorldTrump heading to G-7 summit after insulting allied world leaders

16:36  23 august  2019
16:36  23 august  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

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US leader says suspension should be reversed, sparking fresh rift with allies at summit .

President Donald Trump broadsided his allies and upended a Group of Seven meeting just as it wound up Trump fired off a pair of tweets several hours after leaving the summit in Canada to fly to Trump left the summit early Saturday to head for a meeting in Singapore with North Korean leader

As President Trump departs for France to represent the U.S. at the G-7 summit of world leaders, the memories of the insults he has leveled against key U.S. allies will still be fresh, and he'll be interacting with some of those same leaders over the next few days.

Trump heading to G-7 summit after insulting allied world leaders© AP Trump G 7

In recent weeks, the president has lashed out at some of the United States' steadfast friends, while offering glowing words for strongmen like North Korea's Kim Jong Un and Russia's Vladimir Putin. In recent days, Mr. Trump has revived his suggestion that Russia should be reinstated into the group of seven leaders of major advanced economies, blaming former President Obama for allowing Russia to annex Crimea. Mr. Trump sometimes suggests America's friends treat her worse than her enemies, particularly on trade, a worldview and approach to international politics that critics say sends the wrong signal to a watching world.

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President Donald Trump broadsided his allies and upended a Group of Seven meeting just as it wound up -- disavowing a joint statement Trudeau and other leaders had given closing press conferences and announced a US-backed joint G - 7 statement. Minutes after that statement was published online

Whatever hopes that other leaders had of pacifying Mr. Trump and papering over their widening differences on trade, security and the world order The blowup left the United States alienated from its allies even more than it had been entering into the summit meeting and came as Mr. Trump flew to

"Our allies take advantage of us far greater than our enemies," the president told his audience at a manufacturing plant in Pennsylvania earlier this month.

Earlier this week, the president unloaded on Denmark's prime minister for suggesting Greenland is indeed not for sale, describing her comments as "nasty" and suddenly canceling his trip to Denmark. Mr. Trump described his disgust in detail to reporters on the White House South Lawn Wednesday.

Trump's aides are reportedly seething over the French president's handling of the G7 summit

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A war of words has erupted between the US and its G 7 allies , hours after the group had put on an apparent show of unity at the end of a tense summit . US President Donald Trump has continued his personal attacks against Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, tweeting that he "acts hurt when

LA MALBAIE, Quebec — President Trump aggressively confronted America’s closest allies on Friday as they convened their annual summit meeting, calling for Russia’s readmission to the Group of 7 nations and refusing to ease his assault on the global trading system.

"No – Denmark, I looked forward to going, but I thought that the prime minister's statement – that it was absurd; that it was an absurd idea – it was nasty," Mr. Trump said Wednesday. "I thought it was an inappropriate statement. All she had to do is say, 'No, we wouldn't be interested.' But we can't treat the United States of America the way they treated us under President Obama. I thought it was a very not nice way of saying something."

He's also laid into Britain, France and Germany for not taking back ISIS fighters captured in Syria, threatening to release the fighters back into those countries.

"And, by the way, we're holding thousands of ISIS fighters right now, and Europe has to take them," Mr. Trump also told reporters on the White House South Lawn Wednesday. "And if Europe doesn't take them, I'll have no choice but to release them into the countries from which they came, which is Germany, and France, and other places."

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With only hours remaining before a historic summit between the leaders of the United States and North Korea, it's easy to lose sight of what President Donald Trump (and some of his top staffers) said and did just before arriving in Singapore: Blow up an international gathering with some of America's

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The president has also voiced intense frustration with G-7 member France and French President Emmanuel Macron over trade-related issues, even threatening to place tariffs on French wines.

"France just put a digital tax on our great American technology companies," the president tweeted last month. "If anybody taxes them, it should be their home Country, the USA. We will announce a substantial reciprocal action on Macron's foolishness shortly."

Mr. Trump, who does not drink alcohol, added, "I've always said American wine is better than French wine!"

But it remains to be seen how Mr. Trump will handle himself in France.

At last year's summit in Canada, the president shocked attendees when he arrived late, for no given reason, to a gender equality breakfast. But he appeared to get along well with all the leaders publicly during his visit – before unleashing angry tweets after Air Force One had landed. He expressed particular ire at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

"Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, 'US Tariffs were kind of insulting' and he 'will not be pushed around.' Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!" Mr. Trump tweeted after the conclusion of last year's summit.

Trump said Melania has 'gotten to know' Kim Jong Un. Shortly after, the White House said they've never actually met.
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