Trump BACKS OUT of G7 agreement: President stuns leaders by leaving summit and then announcing on Twitter that America WILL NOT ‘endorse the Communique’ – before slamming ‘dishonest and weak’ Trudeau
- Trump slammed Trudeau as ‘dishonest and weak’ on Twitter Saturday after leaving the G7 summit in Quebec
- Stunned world leaders by pulling his endorsement for joint communique that traditionally follows every G7
- Opened new front on trade dispute with Trudeau after White House said two leaders were ‘close to a deal’
- French presidential official says Trump delivered ‘a long, frank rant’ on trade in G7 session with world leaders
- Now Trump is en route to Singapore for historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12
Published: 19:25 EDT, 9 June 2018 | Updated: 08:31 EDT, 10 June 2018
President Donald Trump has stunned world leaders by rejecting a joint statement that traditionally follows the G7, and has escalated his feud with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by calling him ‘dishonest and weak’.
Trump said in a Twitter tirade on Saturday night that he has ‘instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique’, just hours after all the members came to a consensus in Quebec and signed the summit’s ‘joint communique’.
The joint communique is a statement of broad goals and principles endorsed by the G7 leaders, and Trump’s refusal means that this will be the first year that the annual summit fails to issue one.