Trump Lashes Out At Macron, Trudeau Ahead Of "G6+1" Summit

Tomorrow's G7, or rather G6+1 meeting, is shaping up to be one for the ages.

As we reported previously, chancellor Merkel already was setting the ground for the Toronto showdown among the world's top political leaders, vowing to challenge Donald Trump on virtually every issue, from trade to climate, and warning that the lack of room for compromise means leaders may fail to agree on a final statement, an unprecedented event at a summit of the world's 7 most advanced nations.

Then, earlier today, in comments made alongside Canada PM Justin Trudeau in Ottawa, French President Emmanuel Macron said that no head of state is "eternal” and that he stands ready to work with the six other Group of Seven members if U.S. wants to stand alone.

"You say President Trump doesn’t care. Maybe. But none of us are eternal and our countries, the commitments taken, go beyond us. None of us who have been elected by the people can say ‘all prior commitments disappear.’ It’s just not true, there is a continuity in state affairs at the heart of international laws. Sometimes we’ve inherited some commitments that weren’t core to our beliefs, but we stuck to them, because that is how it works for nations. And that will be the case for the United States - like for every great democracy", Macron said quoted by Bloomberg.

The common theme: the rest of the world is desperate to show just how united it is again Trump, perhaps in hopes of subduing him and quashing his opposition.

Good luck with that.

Shortly after the constant barrage of anti-Trump rhetoric out of the G6, Trump on Thursday was quick to take even more jabs at Canada and France on the eve of the G-7 summit.

In a tweet, Trump accused the U.S. allies of levying "massive tariffs" and creating "non-monetary barriers."

Trump's comment was in response to French President Emmanuel Macron's tweet in which he echoed Merkel's threat to exclude U.S. from a joint statement issued every year at the G-7 summit.

"The American President may not mind being isolated, but neither do we mind signing a 6 country agreement if need be. Because these 6 countries represent values, they represent an economic market which has the weight of history behind it and which is now a true international force," Macron tweeted.

Later on Thursday, Trump attacked Trudeau over Canada's dairy industry, claiming that Canada is "killing" U.S. agriculture.

As CNBC notes, Canada bought 31% of U.S. milk exports and 5.3% of its cheese exports in 2016, according to data from MIT's Observatory of Economic Complexity.

Trump then pivoted back the EU, asking its progressive, liberal leaders "Why isn’t the European Union and Canada informing the public that for years they have used massive Trade Tariffs and non-monetary Trade Barriers against the U.S. Totally unfair to our farmers, workers & companies. Take down your tariffs & barriers or we will more than match you!"

Tensions between the U.S. and many of its allies were already high after the Trump administration decided late last month to impose tariffs on imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union, citing national security concerns. Trudeau responded that it's offensive for the Trump administration to claim that Canada poses a security threat to the United States, given the "the thousands of Canadians who have fought and died alongside their American brothers in arms."

Later it emerged that in a phone conversation, Trump blamed Canada for burning down the White House in 1812, an escalation which Larry Kudlow said was nothing more than a "family quarrel."

Over the weekend, in the G7 meeting for finance ministers, the world's top economic leaders asked Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to relay their "unanimous concern and disappointment" over the tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

It appears the relaying had no impact, and what's more there is no desire on either side to spend more time in Toronto than is absolutely required. According to Bloomberg's Jennifer Epstein, Trump is getting to the G-7 summit late (11:15 tomorrow morning, while other leaders are already in Charlevoix) and leaving early (roughly 23 hours after his arrival, ahead of an afternoon of meetings).

Commenting on what to expect tomorrow, Eurasia's Ian Bremmer said "the meeting this week will be by far the most dysfunctional G-7. The old order is over. What we are fighting over now, as the new order emerges, is whether the U.S. wants to have the most important seat at the table or not. Right now the answer is no."

Perhaps: for the full answer tune in tomorrow for what promises to be the most exciting G6+1 meeting ever.

Comments

Leakanthrophy Adolfsteinbergovitch Fri, 06/08/2018 - 05:27 Permalink

Used to be G8 (with Russia)

Now is G6+1

Soon will be G0.5

That's the way to deal with globalism.

Regarding that gay porn at G7, I'm sure Trump is interested in something way better:

Leaked photos of Spanish model Minerva Portillo nude and sexually abused by Terry Richardson

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FBaggins beemasters Fri, 06/08/2018 - 09:56 Permalink

Trump says: "Prime Minister Trudeau is being so indignant, ...but he doesn’t bring up the fact that they charge us up to 300% on dairy — hurting our Farmers, killing our Agriculture!"

Hey wait a minute. Canada has regulations against hormones in dairy where many US states do not, and also Canada had been protecting its own dairy farmers within NAFTA when it was alive. The Canadian farmers would be would be quickly out of business if US product was dumped in Canadian markets.

What was against NAFTA when it was alive was US tariffs on our lumber and the Canadian government did dick to retaliate by putting tariffs on the raw logs the Americans were shipping across the border to feed their wood-starved lumber and pulp mills.  Trump has increased those tariffs closing down more Canadian  mills. Canada's chickenshit governments just bend over for more. 

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D503 BaBaBouy Thu, 06/07/2018 - 23:54 Permalink

"Closest allies?" More like parasite socialist states that don't spend a dime on defense and police their people's own expression of free speech.

Fuck em up Trump. We already have too many welfare stars on our flag. No need for these unregistered voters telling us how to sponsor their bullshit too.

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opport.knocks D503 Fri, 06/08/2018 - 00:18 Permalink

Money on "Defense"? More like "Offense". Who has the continental US ever had to defend against for the last 200 years? No one. The idea that other allied countries need to match the US in % military spending is ludicrous. The US military is an offensive enterprise and non-allies are the ones who have to counter that.

While I have no issue with Trump putting America first, he has zero business meddling in Canada's dairy industry. Every country needs to have the capability for self-sufficiency in its food supply and can trade its surplus for other goods. 

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Matteo S. Le_Zabroso Fri, 06/08/2018 - 02:41 Permalink

You need Europe to pay for your self-unsustainable standard of living (European countries accept your fake dollars in exchange for real goods), to buy weapons from your MIC and subsidize excess jobs in your MIC, to unable your private monopolies to set extremely lucrative industrial and IT standards (otherwise it would be an Asian giant with 1 billion+ in population that would set these standards and reap the profits, to pay for the reconstruction of the countries US warmongers destroy/« liberate », ... etc.

 

Need more example ?

 

You don’t even realize that it is the US that lives at the expense of the world, not the reverse. You don’t realize that the US is the bully/bad guy/moron of the planet and has been so for several decades.

 

Take the red pill and wake up to the real world. Public opinions in most countries of the planet are fully aware that the US is the main threat to peace and stability in the planet and that this has nothing to do with Trump and that it is Exceptionalistan itself that is the main problem and threat to handle for most other countries.

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Couchtycoon Matteo S. Fri, 06/08/2018 - 04:37 Permalink

Real goods like what? the only things I can think of out in the states that are European are Bic (Lighters, Pens, and razors) (Best lighters in the world) some cars, Rolls Royce Jet engines and Liebherr Heavy equipment. That's fucking it I not saying the EU dosen't make shit but not much of it ends up here in the states the only other stuff i can think of are luxury Items ,Food, Whine, Cloths, eca things that the people paying for will still pay more for because of the status it provides. 

So the US thinks It dosen't need Europe. Good I fail to see how weakening the US position Makes the US worse. It sounds like we are being told that we are bastards who are destroying the world by trying to control everything but when Trump comes in and flips the table destroying the Permanent US hegemony all the sudden we are assholes for wanting a square deal. Take it or don't. If the US is going down on this deal just smile nod and watch the show, But you won't do that because there is to much to lose, and in the end the people running our country and the people running your countries are the same people.

The only difference is people in the US have the Balls to Shake things up once in a while

I would Also like to point out that Our "Central Bank" the Federal Reserve you know the one printing all the money is Owned mostly by European Banking interests. 

While I am here I might as well send a big Fuck you to the city In London (England's Wall Street) This place so far as I can tell is the root of all Evil and the only possible reason England is so expensive. England is not exactly and Industrial Powerhouse mostly just the City (of Money Changers ) and the service industry to support them.

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Couchtycoon BaBaBouy Fri, 06/08/2018 - 03:52 Permalink

I always hear this type of garbage statement. It makes it sound like we are all friends and family, but we are not grow the fuck up. This is a dog eat dog world, and being a nice guy is a great way to walked over. If Russia or China decided to level the east coast all of the EU would fold and submit in minutes not hours. (they couldn't even take out the air defenses in Libya for god sake). The bottom line is "what can these countries do for the US" . So far as I can tell other than a band wagon effect for war, not Shit. The US relationship with England is always referred to as A "Special relationship" What this means to me is "someone is getting fucked " and I know it's not England.

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Matteo S. holdbuysell Fri, 06/08/2018 - 00:57 Permalink

That’s so amazing to see how Americans’ perception is so twisted compared to reality.

 

It is the US that benefits of free lunches at the expense of the rest of the world, not the opposite !

 

You want no massive trade deficit ? Stop printing mountains of fake dollars each year. Cease living far above the standard your domestic production and trade capacity allows you to, and the deficit will vanish. Period.

 

Reality is that Chinese, Germans and Japanese are being fooled because the dollars’ real value they receive in exchange for real goods they export to the US is far lower than nominal value.

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yvhmer holdbuysell Fri, 06/08/2018 - 04:46 Permalink

That is exactly what I was thinking . I'll add one though. 

National security concerns regarding trade has in my view nothing to do with the kneejerk response :o, we fought alongside you in a war....

That may be true. Yet, a skewed trade balance will lead to ...debt . And debt levels at current are not really sustainable. The debt and adding to it, is a threat to national security.  

Funny, Germany, France and other Euro countries, needs to remain within a tight range of things,  like 60% of Gdp is max amount of sovereign debt plus a max deficit of 3%. Germany now has some wiggle room, France does not have any room. 

But, with a banking crisis and debt crisis looming .....

I guess die Mutti,  and Macron, are ignoramus about how Germany and France were saved from the penalties in the Maastricht treaty. And Junkie Juncker, how FU- ed the system has really become. And now they want to berate Trump for trying to bring the house a little bit more in order? 

Indeed, because it may mean a negative growth in Gdp for Germany, and especially vulnerable France, meaning less room in the next round of budgets... . And that could mean fiercer opposition at home, for they will pressure her on the "Germany is footing the EU /Euro bill ...which would set-off reforms kicked downside road ....

For instance, the lax immigration control . 

And in France it would play into the Le Pen right....

Which, both AfD and FN strengthening, would imperil the current EU status quo . 

m&m ..... But not that tasty. 

So I would definitely agree with President Trump to actually keep his back straight albeit for different reasons ...;-)

 

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