Published: Fri, June 08, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Trump wants Russian Federation to rejoin G-7


The President had, on the South Lawn of the White House on Friday, made a case for Russia's readmission into G-8, which became G-7 following the annexation of Crimea. Trump asked. "I would recommend - and it's up to them - but Russian Federation should be in this meeting".

He said: "I have been Russia's worst nightmare". The EU trade surplus with the U.S.is $151 Billion, and Canada keeps our farmers and others out. Why are we having a meeting without them?

Later Thursday, Trump tweeted: "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.but he doesn't bring up the fact that they charge us up to 300% on dairy - hurting our Farmers, killing our Agriculture!" "That is not good for us nor for any of our friends in the world", Macron tweeted.

Trump vows to 'straighten out' G7 trade ahead of tense meeting
The member countries are Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Germany, the United States and Britain. Last June, U.S. formalized its withdrawal from the Paris climate change accord.


Macron called on other G7 leaders not to water down a joint communique at the end of the summit, at the expense of shared values, simply in an effort to win Trump's signature, warning that a "G6 plus one" outcome was possible.

European Council President Donald Tusk and Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte (R) meet at the start of the G7 Summit in the Charlevoix city of La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018. Trump, meanwhile, said Trudeau was acting "indignant" and attacked the U.S.'s northern neighbor in a series of Twitter posts, focusing in part on Canadian dairy policy. So far, Trump has held these lawmakers, including Sen. Trump will leave the summit early to attend a summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., at bay, but US business groups - anxious about the prospect of higher costs driven by Trump's trade threats - are pushing Congress to act.

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