Trump says NO to G-7 statement
Just hours after leaving the G7 (Group of Seven) summit in Quebec on Saturday, president Trump says US not support for a joint statement signed by every nation in the group and blasted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as “meek and mild.”
In tweets, US President Donald Trump described host Justin Trudeau as “dishonest and weak” and retracted his endorsement of the joint communique.
That statement sought to overcome deep disagreements, notably over trade.
Mr Macron’s office said France and other EU countries would maintain their support for the final G7 communique.
“Let’s be serious and worthy of our people. We make commitments and keep to them,” a statement from the French presidency quoted by AFP news agency said.
“International co-operation cannot be dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks,” it added.
Germany also said it would abide by the communique.