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

US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron shake hands before a meeting on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in La Malbaie Quebec Canada

This viral photo of Angela Merkel and Donald Trump ‘sums up G7 summit best’, Twitteratis couldn't agree more

The G7 Nations, the U.S., France, Great Britain, Canada, Japan, Italy and Germany sent leaders to the summit widely known as a gong show where developed countries decide the fate of the World.

After President Trump left, from Air Force One, he rage-tweeted an attack on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and announced the US was revoking its agreement to accept the joint statement of the G-7 members.

Trump pulled out of endorsing a joint communique after the G7 meet finished on Saturday with the USA president accusing Trudeau, the summit's chairman, of dishonesty. And Senator Edward Markey, a Democrat from MA and a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Trump's proposal comes at a time he's clashing with Canada and other USA allies over trade.

President Donald Trump showed up almost 20 minutes late to a session on gender equality at the G7 summit and at times appeared to be "dozing off", The New York Times reported.

Mr. Trudeau, though, said Canada would move forward with retaliatory measures in response to tariffs on metal. Canada does indeed impose a 270% tariff on dairy that has kept many US dairy products from making their way from the Canada.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has lambasted the US President Donald Trump's decision to renege on the G7 joint statement.

The outburst against Trudeau, and by association the other G7 members, is only the latest incident in which Trump has clashed with America's closest allies, even as he has had warm words for autocrats like Kim and Russia's Vladimir Putin.

He called Mr Trudeau "dishonest & weak" after Mr Trudeau said at a news conference that Canada would retaliate for new United States tariffs. "Let us be serious and worthy of our people".

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The remarks apparently upset Trump, who had left the conference early to travel to Singapore for a highly anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. In an in-depth interview with German broadcaster ARD, she said that the European Union would follow in the footsteps of Canada and come up with counter-measures to levy tariffs on the 28-member bloc.

French President Emmanuel Macron, in a statement: "We spent two days to obtain a text and commitments". "There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door", Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro said on Fox News Sunday.

More broadly, Trump officials have repeatedly said that the USA has the lowest trade barriers in the world to bolster their argument for imposing tariffs on other countries.

The Prime Minister said: "Where we disagree with our allies on something it is right that we say so and air the issue openly and frankly".

After bashing Trudeau and the other attendees, President Trump's top economic advisor actually took to CNN Sunday morning, claiming Prime Minister Trudeau "stabbed" America "in the back". "I would say the G8 is a more meaningful group than the G7, absolutely".

In response, Trump tweeted on his way to Singapore that he instructed US representatives not to endorse the communique.

"This weekend, certainly if you care about America's place in the world, had to be one of the most concerning, certainly, and I'll just say the most depressing, in Donald Trump's year-and-a-half in office", Scarborough said on "Morning Joe" while introducing James Stavridis, chief worldwide security and diplomacy analyst for NBC News and MSNBC.

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