Merkel calls Trump's attitude towards G7 summit 'depressing'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel center speaks with President Donald Trump seated at right during the G7 Leaders Summit in La Malbaie Quebec Canada on Saturday

Photo shared by Angela Merkel hints at tension at G7

There were also no more references to Trump's off-the-cuff remark about the need to bring Russian President Vladimir Putin back into the fold of the worldwide community.

One key moment in a two-day meeting.

Trump announced in tweets following his early departure from the summit that he would refuse to sign the communiqué as a result of press conference comments by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

"As Canadians, we are polite, we're reasonable, but also we will not be pushed around", Trudeau said.

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday warned both Trump and the European Union of the dangers of entering a tit-for-tat trade war over tariffs, urging both sides to instead focus on China's excess steel production. "We were talking while we were waiting for the final copy of the document".

At the conclusion of the G-7 summit, the leaders traditionally send out a joint communication about the group's resolutions.

The European leader-famed for negotiating compromise without political histrionics-gave an uncharacteristically candid and combative assessment of relations with Trump as she spoke to German channel ARD, after last week's G-7 summit.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel President Donald Trump Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron gather for the family

Merkel did not know Trump planned to do this and only found out he pulled out from the "arduously negotiated" declaration while she was returning from the summit. He reiterated his longstanding view that the USA has been taken advantage of in global trade, adding, "We're like the piggy bank that everybody's robbing, and that ends".

The US president came under fire at the contentious G7 summit of leading economic powers for his "America First" protectionist drive. The president, en route to Singapore, lashed out at the Canadian leader via Twitter, stating that the US will not endorse the communique.

"International cooperation can not be dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks", Macron said in a statement.

"We would hope that the U.S. will similarly honor the commitments that they have made", he said, speaking before a parliamentary statement on the summit by Prime Minister Theresa May. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!

The photo was also posted on Twitter by Trump's national security adviser John Bolton, who stated that the U.S. president's posture sent a message to other G7 countries that the United States will no longer be their bank.

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