Democrats, McCain criticize Trump for G7 comments

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

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

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he has instructed US representatives not to endorse the joint communique released at the end of the Group of Seven (G7) summit in Quebec, Canada, Xinhua reported.

Yet after leaving the summit, Mr Trump tweeted that he would instruct USA officials not to endorse the G7 statement, after objecting to comments from summit host Mr Trudeau.

"Very dishonest & weak", Trump said, adding that recently imposed United States tariffs on imports of Canadian steel and aluminium were in response to similar measures imposed on American dairy products by Canada.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday rejected a U.S. demand for a sunset clause in NAFTA but said he was prepared to compromise on the issue, which is holding up talks to update the 1990s-era pact.

President Trump recaps his participation at a "tremendously successful" G7 summit, says trade, tariffs and immigration topped the agenda.

During his press conference on Saturday, Trump warned foreign countries not to retaliate against the United States tariffs.

Earlier on Friday, Trump had a spat with French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over Twitter, lashing out at them in a series of tweets over the criticism on U.S' imposition of trade tariff.

Trump was departing the Canadian summit several hours early, heading to Singapore for his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un on what he called a "mission of peace".

CITY-President Donald Trump told the Group of Seven (G7) leaders that there should be no tariffs and barriers among the G7 countries, during the summit in La Malbaie, Quebec.

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But Barnier said , "It is an all-weather backstop?" The Prime Minister was "going to go into a phase where we are much more combative with Brussels ", the Cabinet minister said.

"We had extremely productive discussions on the need to have fair and reciprocal" trade, he said.

He said: "I have been Russia's worst nightmare".

U.S. stock indexes initially dipped on Friday, partly due to investor nervousness over the G7 summit, but later turned positive.

The comments, made after Trump had left to go to Singapore for his much-anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, infuriated the US president.

While Trump's relationship with some of the G7 members has reportedly been tense, one quickly came to his defense. "I think it will be very positive", Trump said, without giving details. Trump said Russian Federation should be readmitted, but even Moscow seemed to reject that suggestion.

Trump said the final outcome would lead either to a better agreement on NAFTA or separate trade deals with both Canada and Mexico.

He warned that the US will take any action necessary to defend Americans from unfair trade practices.

"For us, it was important that we have a commitment for a rule-based trade order, that we continue to fight against protectionism and that we want to reform the WTO", Merkel told reporters.

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