Trump spars with Trudeau, Macron on trade ahead of G-7 summit
On Friday, Trump is scheduled to attend the annual summit and meet with leaders from the U.K., Canada, Japan, Italy, Germany and France. In a tweet, Trump accused Canada and France of levying "massive tariffs" and creating "non-monetary barriers." He has repeatedly lashed out at Canada's Trudeau on Twitter. Last week, Trump said Canada's trade policies have treated American farmers "very poorly for a long period of time."
French President Emmanuel Macron in a tweet had threatened 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.
On Friday, Trump is scheduled to attend the annual summit and meet with leaders from the U.K., Canada, Japan, Italy, Germany and France. The forum of industrialized economies takes place in Quebec this year.