Trump says us will not endorse g7 communique DATELINE: June 10, 2018

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Added On June 11, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump has instructed U.S. representatives not to endorse the joint communique issued by the Group of Seven (G7) leaders.
 
The G7 summit ended in divergence and a renewed threat of trade war on Saturday as U.S. President Donald Trump pulled back the endorsement and called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's "false statements" at a news conference.
 
In a pair of tweets, Trump lashed out at his G7 host, accusing its leader of being dishonest and weak, while contending that Canada had taken advantage of U.S. interests.
 
The bombshell tweet came after G7 nations appeared to have papered over the cracks in their alliance at the two-day summit, where Trump defiantly brandished his "America First" agenda.
 
All the group's leaders had spoken publicly about the summit and the Canadian government had issued the communique when Trump's tweets were posted.
 
The communique said the leaders of the U.S., Canada, Britain, France, Italy, Germany and Japan agreed on the need for "free, fair, and mutually beneficial trade" and the importance of fighting protectionism.
 
The Canadian government decided not to immediately react to Trump's tweets.
 
Trump, who last week slapped tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, the European Union and Mexico, threatened at the summit to cut off trade with countries that treated the U.S. unfairly.