This Pic Of Merkel, Trump From G7 Summit Launched A Thousand Memes

Cheryl Sanders
June 11, 2018

The crucial G7 Summit, hosted in Canada's Quebec this year, ended in a disarray after US President Donald Trump, enraged over the press conference given by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, refused to endorse the summit's joint communiqué on Saturday.

Trudeau said at the news conference that while the G-7 meeting was "very successful", Canada could impose retaliatory tariffs on USA products.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had told reporters that "Canadians are polite and reasonable but we will also not be pushed around" over Trump's decision to invoke national security to justify U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium imports.

He complained that he had been blindsided by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's criticism of his tariff threats at a summit-ending news conference.

Trump, who is in Singapore for meetings with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, tweeted that "Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal" and suggested that Canada is "bragging" in an unspecified release about benefiting from U.S. trade. We will stand by them and anyone who would depart from them, once their back was turned, shows their incoherence and inconsistency.


Kim Jong-un "must not see American weakness", Kudlow said, shaking his jowls in a very Nixonian fashion.

In a series of tweets from Singapore, Trump kept up the tirade while contending that "Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal". The president responded on Twitter, while en route to Singapore calling Trudeau, "Very dishonest and weak".

The trade spat has dominated the meeting, with Canada and European leaders threatening retaliatory action in response to United States tariffs on steel and aluminum.

"I think it would be an asset to have Russian Federation back in", Trump told reporters shortly before flying out of the ongoing Group of Seven summit.

Trump also took aim at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation for relying too heavily on the USA for their security.


"[Mr Trudeau] really kind of stabbed us in the back", Mr Kudlow, the director of the National Economic Council who had accompanied Mr Trump to the summit of wealthy nations on Saturday, said on CNN's State of the Union.

"Well, he holds a press conference and he says the U.S.is insulting".

"We're like the piggy bank that everybody is robbing", the US President said at a press conference before exiting from the two-day summit in Quebec.

The tweets Mr Trump posted after the G7 contained direct attacks on the Canadian PM.

The comments from Trudeau prompted Trump to criticize the Canadian leader on Twitter and decline to endorse the G7 communique.


The nations that make up the G7 are Canada, France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and Italy.

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