Saturday, June 9, 2018

President Trump Leaves G7 Summit Early for Singapore Video

Trump to leave G7 early, tensions high after 'rant' over trade VIDEO
Trump is leaving early to travel to Singapore to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un on June 12.Image result for trump leaving g7 summitLA MALBAIE, Quebec (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Group of Seven leaders had a bitter exchange over trade tariffs, ratcheting tensions at a summit that he planned to leave early on Saturday before talks on climate change and the health of oceans.
The six-plus-one tone of the gathering in Quebec means the leaders from Canada, Britain, the United States, France, Germany Italy and Japan are unlikely to issue a joint statement, too sharply divided on trade or the environment to reach consensus.
In an “extraordinary” exchange between the leaders on Friday, Trump repeated a list of grievances about U.S. trade, mainly with the European Union and Canada, a French presidency official told reporters.
“And so began a long litany of recriminations, somewhat bitter reports that the United States was treated unfairly, that the trading system was totally unfavorable to the United States, the American economy, American workers, the middle class,” the official said.