Trump Talks Tough on Trade Ahead of G-7 Meetings in Canada

(From AP News)

Before President Donald Trump sits down with a third-generation North Korean autocrat, he will face what may well turn out to be a tougher crowd — some of America’s oldest allies.

With his new tariffs increasing U.S. isolation, Trump heads to Canada on Friday for a meeting of the Group of Seven industrialized nations. The White House is expecting a chilly reception from Canada and West European countries, already frustrated over Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord and the Iran nuclear agreement.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel previewed the dynamics on Wednesday, telling the German parliament that “it is apparent that we have a serious problem with multilateral agreements here, and so there will be contentious discussions.”

Trump signaled a tough tone on Twitter Thursday, saying: “Getting ready to go to the G-7 in Canada to fight for our country on Trade (we have the worst trade deals ever made)”

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