LA MALBAIE, Quebec (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and Group of Seven leaders had a bitter exchange over trade tariffs, ratcheting tensions at a summit that he planned to leave early on Saturday before talks on climate change and the health of oceans.
The six-plus-one tone of the gathering in Quebec means the leaders from Canada, Britain, the United States, France, Germany Italy and Japan are unlikely to issue a joint statement, too sharply divided on trade or the environment to reach consensus.
In an “extraordinary” exchange between the leaders on Friday, Trump repeated a list of grievances about U.S. trade, mainly with the European Union and Canada, a French presidency official told reporters.
“And so began a long litany of recriminations, somewhat bitter reports that the United States was treated unfairly, that the trading system was totally unfavorable to the United States, the American economy, American workers, the middle class,” the official said.
The guy wasn’t lying when he said America First.
What I love about this Reuters hit piece is the underlying message they are trying to smear him for.
Trump gave them all a double Fuck You.
First he is going to ram these trade adjustments down their throats and then he is going to walk away and ignore their favorite slide subjects of climate change and the environment because he knows it is a huge waste of time.
I fucking love it.