Trump Leaves G-7 Summit With A Call To End 'Unfair' Trade

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The joint statement between the leaders of the U.S., France, Germany, the U.K., Japan, Italy, and Canada comes after President Trump refused to back down from his decision to impose worldwide tariffs on goods, including steel and aluminum imports.

G7 leaders issued a joint pledge Saturday to combat protectionism and cut trade barriers as they wrapped up a fractious summit in Canada soured by a row over the USA imposition of tariffs on its allies.

Other G7 leaders, including British Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, have also spoken out against the USA tariffs.

On the North American free-trade negotiations, Mr. Trump said he proposed a bilateral deal to Mr. Trudeau, an idea the prime minister rejected.

Despite Trump's recent decision to slap aluminum and steel tariffs on America's allies, the statement at the conclusion of the summit called for the "free, fair, and mutually beneficial trade", fighting protectionism and "the crucial role of a rules-based worldwide trading system".

The group of seven nations that make up the G7 are Canada, France, the United States, the UK, Germany, Japan and Italy.

Just after 6 a.m., Trump used the social media platform to accuse Canada of charging USA customers astronomical tariffs on dairy products.

In a phone call with Mr Trump, he was said to be even more blunt.

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.

"I have made it very clear to the President that it is not something we relish doing, but it is something that we absolutely will do", Trudeau said.

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"I think there are various discussions about alternatives that would not be that, and that would not be entirely destabilizing for a trade deal, and I think we are open to creativity", he said.

Trump, who has exchanged barbs with Macron via Twitter in the lead-up to the summit in Canada, also had warm words for the French president.

During the summit, Trump was accused of seeking to undermine the "rules-based" global order but the final statement began by stressing "the crucial role of a rules-based worldwide trading system" as well as a commitment to "continue to fight protectionism".

Mr Trump left the summit early for Singapore, where he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week.

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

"The Prime Minister said nothing he hasn't said before - both in public, and in private conversation with the President."

Trump's relations with the others have hit such a low point that it was uncertain whether the seven countries can agree on a joint statement of priorities at the conclusion of the meeting. Afterward, he said that talks had been "extremely productive" on trade and other issues.

"The American President may not mind being isolated, but neither do we mind signing a 6 country agreement if need be", Macron said in another tweet.

Russian Federation was suspended in 2014 because of its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.

During a news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Mr Macron was asked about a CNN report on Monday, saying that a phone call between him and Mr Trump last week had been "terrible".

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