Donald Trump says Russian Federation should be be allowed to rejoin G7


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US President Donald Trump is not really fan of British Prime Minister Theresa May.

"Justin has agreed to cut all tariffs and all trade barriers between Canada and the United States, so I'm very happy about that", Trump said while sitting beside Trudeau at the G-7 summit in Charlevoix, Quebec. Trump's policies have been more protectionist and confrontational, driven by a perception that the USA has been the victim of poorly conceived trade deals. As European Council President Donald Tusk acknowledged, "Washington may not be interested in reconfirming our shared commitment to the rules-based worldwide order".

But the French leader quickly added that Trump can't expect credibility on that file while he undoes all the good work done to date on pushing Iran to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons. Earlier this week, White House economic adviser Larry Kudow said that Trump was not looking to withdraw from the agreement and was instead trying to negotiate separate deals with Mexico and Canada. Trump returned the honor, inviting Macron for a state visit in April. Its trade ties with Russian Federation are worth several tens of billions of euros each year, while several leading figures in both the Five Star Movement (M5S) and the League, the two populist parties that make up the coalition government, have expressed personal admiration for President Vladimir Putin. Picture: EPALeaders of an array of G7 nations pose for a photo.

On Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron, a leader who is usually friendly with Trump, implied that the liberal global alliance doesn't need the United States to make a deal.

"All of these countries have been taking advantage of the United States on trade", he said before flying out. We will straighten that out.

"Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the USA massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers", he tweeted. "If it doesn't happen, we come out even better", Trump wrote Friday on Twitter, before leaving the White House.

US stocks, apart from those of steel and aluminum producers, have fallen sharply in response to Trump's recent tariff announcements and other actions against trading partners.

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European and Asian stocks indices were down across the board Friday - despite a week of gains in the wake of robust U.S. jobs data and easing political headwinds in Italy and Spain.

Sebastian Mallaby, a senior fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations, described the relationships between the US and the rest of the G-7 as at a "new level of crisis", saying that it was not just about trade but "a general USA attitude toward the system".

"Prime Minister Trudeau is being so indignant, bringing up the relationship that the USA and Canada had over the many years and all sorts of other things", Trump said in a tweet on Thursday.

European countries, including France, Germany and the U.K., have said they will continue to uphold the deal without the United States' inclusion, and leaders across the globe have criticized Trump's decision to pull out.

According to CNN, Trudeau asked Trump how he justified imposing tariffs as a national security issue during a May 25 phone call.

Mr Trump saluted Canadian Mounties as he was greeted at an airport at a military base in Quebec. Later the leaders were to tuck into a dinner of lobster, asparagus and maple leaves nestled on a brioche at the end of the first day of talks.

But a small group of around 400 protesters had gathered in the provincial capital anyway on Thursday night, and were confronted by a large police operation to contain them. At the time, he mentioned he was open to renegotiating the pact, but other members expressed resistance to that idea.