Published: Sun, June 10, 2018
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Trump to depart G7 summit early

Trump to depart G7 summit early

President Donald Trump injected fresh drama into an already tense meeting of the Group of Seven major industrialized nations Friday, calling for Russian Federation, ousted for its the annexation of Crimea, to be reinstated. Trump tweeted. "Not fair to our farmers!" Why are we having a meeting without Russian Federation being in the meeting?

"It may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run". The move, which reportedly came with little warning, has also caused Republicans on Capitol Hill to consider reining in Trump's trade powers. He said the G-7 meeting will appear to be six lined up against one.

It would overturn the united action taken by the G7 four years to expel Putin from the table after Russia's actions to de-stabilize Ukraine.

Trump saluted Canadian Mounties as he was greeted at an airport at a military base in Quebec. He will reportedly be departing early, mid-morning on Saturday, to make it to Singapore to prepare for the highly anticipated meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. The White House announced his travel plans after French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signaled they would use the G7 event to take a stance against new US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

"It's scary, but I have to trust that there are people that know more than I know about trade wars", said Kevin Rasmussen of KLR Pork, a farrow-to-finish swine enterprise in Humboldt County.

USA policy still does not recognize Russia's referendum taking control of Crimea and continues to identify the territory as "a part of Ukraine".

Hora says a lot of work has gone into establishing relationships with trading partners in North America and around the world, and the pork industry in Iowa has been built up significantly.

Meanwhile, Canadian premier Justin Trudeau has warned that Trump's tariffs "are hurting his own citizens".

"Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the U.S. massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers", he wrote late Thursday.

Mr Trump is expected to face stern opposition from the majority of the group over his protectionist policies on trade, including harsh new tariffs on steel and aluminium which would hit the European Union and Canada. "Look forward to seeing them tomorrow", Trump tweeted.

"Prime Minister Trudeau is being so indignant, bringing up the relationship that the USA and Canada had over the many years and all sorts of other things ... but he doesn't bring up the fact that they charge us up to 300 per cent on dairy - hurting our Farmers, killing our Agriculture!" "Take down your tariffs & barriers or we will more than match you!"

"The president is not going to leave NAFTA, he's not going to withdraw from NAFTA", Kudlow said. He walked out of the White House more than half an hour late, spent time greeting supporters gathered on the South Lawn, and then proceeded to take questions from reporters for almost 20 minutes.

The tensions between the three leaders is likely to be a sticking point on Friday, as the G7 Summit - a meeting of the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States - gets underway. NAFTA talks stalled. Since then, Trump has sounded hostile at times toward Canada.

Previous G7 summits have seen large-scale anti-globalization protests, but even though he has made a populist criticism of global trade a major part of his appeal to voters, Trump was the main target of a protest as masked anarchists set fire to United States flags and those of other bloc nations.

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