News / UK by Press Association 10/06/2018, 5:13 am Updated: 10/06/2018, 9:57 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Donald Trump withdrew his endorsement of the joint communique at the end of the G7 summit – after calling Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau “dishonest and weak”. The summit in Canada was marked by the US president’s controversial trade policy which has put him at odds with the rest of the G7 leaders. He warned that retaliation against metal tariffs – 25% on imports of steel and 10% on aluminium from countries including the UK and the rest of the European Union – would be a mistake after previously calling the EU approach to business “brutal”. Despite the differences, Mr Trudeau announced that the leaders had managed to agree a joint communique at the summit which highlighted the importance of “free, fair and mutually beneficial trade and investment” and said the G7 would “continue to fight protectionism”. He said: “We had some strong, firm conversations on trade and specifically on American tariffs.” But after saying he would give his relationship with fellow world leaders 10 out of 10, Mr Trump hit out at his northern neighbour…. Read full this story
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