Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Stunning photograph captures tensions between USA, other G7 nations

Stunning photograph captures tensions between USA, other G7 nations

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Europe needs to step up to play a more assertive role in global affairs as U.S. President Donald Trump dismantles the post-World War II order, setting the stage for a potential tense standoff at the Group of Seven summit this week.

The photo appeared on Merkel's Instagram account, describing the image as a "spontaneous meeting".

Earlier in the day, the US President Donald trump said that Russian Federation should attend the G7 meeting in Canada, which began on 8 June.

The German government has distributed a photo of US President Donald Trump speaking to world leaders at the G7 summit in a stunning picture that reflects tensions between the United States and other nations at the meeting.

"The leaders of the G7 has not discussed climate change and trade, which are the most sensitive" she said.

Have You Seen This Now Iconic G-7 Photo?
Meanwhile, on Twitter, a top European Union official trolled President Trump by posting the viral image of Merkel . A White House adviser later admitted that Trump's desire to appear strong was partly the reason for this move.

"Well, if they retaliate, they're making a mistake", Trump told reporters Saturday when asked about what might happen if those countries did not agree.

Mrs Merkel's March 2017 visit to the White House was marked by Mr Trump either not hearing or ignoring her offer to shake hands in the Oval Office.

Mrs Merkel's photo has taken off on social media, spawning all sorts of memes and amusing caption contests.

And another photo taken by Mr Trudeau's official photographer Adam Scotti shows a slightly happier scene, with Mrs Merkel smiling with Mr Trump and Mr Trudeau seeming to laugh.

The Question Time had begun with tame questions regarding Chancellor Merkel's opinions upon the upcoming G7 Summit which was scheduled to be held in Quebec soon.

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