Democrats, McCain criticize Trump for G7 comments

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stands next to Trump, also with folded arms, as French President Emmanuel Macron leans in next to Merkel.

Trump, who repeated that his tariffs are meant to protect USA industry and workers from unfair global competition, told reporters he had suggested to the other G7 leaders that all trade barriers, including tariffs and subsidies, be eliminated.

We're going to start the program at the G-7 summit in Canada, where differences between the USA and its allies have been front and center today.

Canada, the summit host and the nation that has borne much of the brunt of Trump's trade fusillades in recent days, is holding out hope that progress can be made on less controversial issues such as gender equality and economic growth.

And the comment appeared to anger president Trump, who tweeted about Trudeau en route from the summit in Canada to Singapore. President Trump is sitting alone on one side of a table.

Mr Trump also said his fellow G-7 leaders had expressed their commitment to containing Iran's nuclear ambitions.

"If they retaliate, they're making a mistake", he added.

In response to Mr Trump's decision to withhold U.S. support for the summit conclusions, a senior United Kingdom government source said: "We stand by the commitments made in the G7 communique".

"If they thought they were going to lecture Trump on the glories of free trade, they got a rude awakening".

Moreover, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said that G7 countries agreed to be ready to adopt new restrictive measures against Russian Federation. Suddenly, the U.S. President was spit-balling about a diametrically opposed idea - readmitting Mr. Putin, booted from the group four years ago after Russia's annexation of Crimea.

"This used to be the G8, not the G7, then something happened", Trump said in reference to Moscow's suspension from the group in March 2014, over the secession of Crimea from Ukraine. "Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!" said Trump on Twitter. To United States, frankly, it would be a good thing but I'm not looking to do that.

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

Fox Business contributors James Freeman and Kristina Partsinevelos discuss President Trump's upcoming meeting with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un and the president's recently imposed tariffs.

The Trump administration announced two weeks ago that it would investigate whether auto imports hurt US national security, the first step toward tariffs similar to the ones he imposed on steel and aluminum imports last week. Earlier this week, Merkel said the group is defined by its members' respect of worldwide law, and Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea was a "flagrant breach" of that.

There was also an agreement to disagree on climate change in the wake of Trump's decision to leave the Paris climate accord past year which further underlined the divide between the Group of Seven's powerhouse and its six co-members.

Photos that have gone viral show how Macron turned part of Trump's hand pale with a blood-squeezing grip when they met Friday on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Canada. "What we did this weekend was come together, roll up our sleeves and figure out consensus language that we could all agree to on a broad range of issues", Trudeau said.

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