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Chancellor Angela Merkel: Trump's rejection of G7 communique 'sobering' and 'depressing'

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Chancellor Angela Merkel: Trump's rejection of G7 communique 'sobering' and 'depressing'

Hours after the US president left the G7 summit in Quebec on Saturday, he launched insults at the prime minister, calling him "very dishonest and weak".

Peter Navarro said on "Fox News Sunday" that's what Trudeau did to Trump at the end of the Group of Seven nations meeting in Canada over the weekend.

"That's what bad-faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference".

Trump revealed that the USA team had worked "very well" with the representatives from Pyongyang during the bilateral preparatory talks for the summit.

Trump negotiated in good faith on the communique agreed by the other members of the G7, only to have Trudeau criticize USA policy after he left, Kudlow said.

The comments, made after Trump had left to go to Singapore for his much-anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, infuriated the USA president.

But Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday on ABC's "This Week", "I'm not so sure John's right about where America is on trade".

"International cooperation can not be dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks", President Emmanuel Macron's office said in a statement to AFP.

"I$3 particularly did not take lightly the fact that it's based on national security reason that for Canadians who either themselves or whose parents or community members have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with American soldiers in far-off lands, in conflicts from the First World War onwards, that it's kind of insulting".

In an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union," Kudlow argued that Trudeau's critique amounted to a betrayal of the G7, as well as the U.S.

"Canada does not conduct its diplomacy through ad hominem attacks ... and we refrain particularly from ad hominem attacks when it comes from a close ally", Ms Freeland told reporters in Quebec City. "I don't understand the obsession with trade relations with Canada", he said, given that Canada is the biggest single buyer of American goods and services in the world.

She also stressed that the USA president had stated that "Russia is playing an important role in matters of war and peace, which is of course indisputable", however, the G7 comprises states, which "share common values".

He added Russian Federation should be re-invited to the trade group, and said the US relationship with the coalition is "great", unlike false portrayals by the 'fake news media'. "They have tariffs on certain dairy and food products - 290 [to] 295 percent". Trump said as he departed the White House for the summit in Quebec.

The president said he was unconcerned about raising a trade ruckus at the gathering that usually emphasizes unity and downplays its disagreements.

Democratic Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi broke with his party's leadership and criticized Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday for publicly fighting with President Donald Trump, The Hill reported.

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