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G7 row: Emmanuel Macron attacks Donald Trump's 'fits of anger'

12 June 2018

"I have made it very clear to the President that it is not something we relish doing, but it is something that we absolutely will do", Trudeau said.

Guy Verhofstaft, the European Union parliament's representative in Brexit negotiations and former prime minister of Belgium, shared a photo of Merkel staring down President Trump during a meeting at the G7 summit.

Merkel said that "taking it back by tweet was of course sobering and also a little depressing".

Russian Federation was expelled following Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea in 2014, which Mr Trump characterised as "something happened a while ago".

Closer home, Indian Twitter users spotted an opportunity to make the photo more relatable by editing Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Trump's place, asking when they would receive the Rs 15 lakhs Bharatiya Janata Party leaders promised each Indian would receive if they were voted into power in 2014.

However, Merkel said it is too early to give up entirely on the United States and "There are still good reasons to continue our fight [aimed at keeping a close transatlantic partnership], even though we can not just rely on it anymore".

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President Trump has refused to budge on his tariffs against Canada and European countries.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that G7 leaders had agreed on the wording of a common statement at their ongoing summit which would include a commitment to a "rules-based" trade framework.

On Saturday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a fallout with Trump when he held a press conference after the latter departed Quebec to attend the North Korea summit in Singapore.

The G7 is made up of Canada, France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and Italy.

The Republican firebrand also lashed out against Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saying he "acts out when called out".

The French president's office said in a statement: "International co-operation can not be dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks". In the photo, Macron is looking directly at the president and gesturing. In an echo of Cold War meetings on neutral ground, Austria is encouraging the USA to hold a summit in Vienna, a White House official said last week. "Canada has objected in words, but will also do so in actions", she said, referencing the retaliatory measures Canada will impose next month. We are sticking to them and whoever reneges on them is showing incoherence and inconsistency.

G7 row: Emmanuel Macron attacks Donald Trump's 'fits of anger'