Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Merkel: EU will retaliate against Trump tariffs

Merkel: EU will retaliate against Trump tariffs

US trading partners are furious over Trump's decision last week to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, the European Union and Mexico as part of his "America First" agenda.

Trump seems to be the center of the party, Trudeau stands tall in the crowd, Emmanuel Macron commands attention all in separate moments captured by photographers.

"PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, "US Tariffs were kind of insulting" and he "will not be pushed around".

On Saturday morning Trump said he was open to getting rid of the tariffs if the other countries agreed to a more pure form of free trade.

Merkel also commented on the statement of the US President, informs Bloomberg.

The German leader also reiterated that said she is not ready to "give up on G7" but at the same time would seek dialogue with Russian Federation and try to "work very closely" with Japan, Canada, India and China. Trump said of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Trump himself looks like a comically petulant child, and John Bolton, the National Security Advisor, appears to be nervous, staunchly standing by the president.

President Donald Trump, right, talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after the family photo during the G-7 summit, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Charlevoix, Canada.


There were also no more references to Trump's off-the-cuff remark about the need to bring Russian President Vladimir Putin back into the fold of the global community.

"If we get there, it will be a real gamechanger", Le Maire said of the tax plan.

Trump left the meeting between the world's leading industrialized countries with a warning to USA allies, saying that if they don't remove trade barriers with the US then they will face consequences.

Berlin, Germany―World Trade Organization chief Roberto Azevedo warned Monday against a damaging "escalation" of trade tensions between the United States and other major economies, following a divisive G7 summit.

She also showed no signs of letting up-even if Trump retaliated by imposing tariffs on cars.

The summit did not mark the end of the transatlantic partnership between Europe and the U.S., Merkel said.

"International cooperation can not be dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks", Macron said in a statement.

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