Trump blasts Canada, calls for Russian Federation to be returned to G8

Cornelia Mascio
Giugno 9, 2018

But Trump is provoking his fellow G7 leaders by calling for Russia's reinstatement in the group, after it was kicked out for invading Ukraine four years ago.

President Donald Trump is calling for Russian Federation to reinstated into the G7 among the world's largest economies. Trump asked reporters before his departure for the summit in Charlevoix, Canada. Mr. Trudeau's office strongly denied any wrongdoing on the part of the prime minister, who is an outspoken feminist and had put gender equality and women's empowerment near the top of the issues he hoped to promote during the summit meeting.

Moscow was expelled from the rich nations club, which sees itself as a guarantor of rules-based order and the global economy, over its annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region.

Mr. Trump also delayed a one-on-one meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, whom he feted with a state dinner at the White House in April.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs Everett Eissenstat, will represent the United States for the G7 sessions that Trump will skip Saturday.

"Obviously, trade has been a topic of discussion and will continue to be, but our engagement towards the world, our working together to create good jobs on both sides of the border", were also important, he said. "Quite surprisingly, it's not by the usual suspects, but by its main architect and guarantor".

Investors are also concerned about the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a deal that Trump has frequently criticized and threatened to terminate.

Mr Trump is expected to leave the summit early and travel to Singapore ahead of a meeting there with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday.

Three decades after the end of the Cold War, the G7 nations are split over trade, climate and multilateral engagements such as the Iran nuclear deal.

Critics argue that the growing US isolation is risky at a time when Trump is making diplomatic overtures with North Korea and in the Middle East and could use the support of allies.

Trump railed against trade deficits with other countries.

. We will straighten that out. Today, he fired off a new attack on European Union members and Canada, vowing to end what he calls unfair trade practice against the U.S. He explained that France runs trade deficits with Germany and the United Kingdom on manufactured goods, even though all three countries are part of the European Union single market and have zero tariffs between them.

American allies are fuming over new tariffs on steel and aluminum imported into the us, and over the president saying those tariffs will strengthen national security.

European and Asian stocks indices were down across the board Friday - despite a week of gains in the wake of robust USA jobs data and easing political headwinds in Italy and Spain.

The White House announced his travel plans after French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signaled they would use the G7 event to take a stance against new US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

"But, with that being said, Russian Federation should be in this meeting".

Meanwhile, Canadian premier Justin Trudeau has warned that Trump's tariffs "are hurting his own citizens".

Trudeau said he and Trump have disagreed over Trump's call for Canada to open up its supply management system, which protects dairy, poultry and eggs farmers, during the hard ongoing renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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