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Following a public spat with a couple of world leaders, President Donald Trump has opted to skip out early on the G7 meeting, missing the climate change and environment section of the event.

The Group of Seven — countries with the top seven biggest economies in the world — are set to meet over the weekend in a remote part of Quebec, Canada. Participating nations include the U.S., England, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, and Canada. Big ticket items on the agenda are trade, economic growth, international security and environmental concerns. However, Trump has decided to depart the summit early a few hours early, leaving an aide to stand in his place during the climate change talks.

Trump’s decision is a result of heated exchange between him, French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — mostly stemming from trade disagreements. U.S. allies have been incensed since the White House announced a slew of aluminum and steel tariffs on Canada, Mexico and the European Union. The president has long argued that the U.S. is victim to unfair trade deals with many countries.

Trump and Trudeau engaged in a testy phone call on May 25 over the trade issue. When the Canadian leader asked how he could justify tariffs as a “national security” problem, Trump reportedly responded by asking, “Didn’t you guys burn down the White House?”

Deliberations leading up to G7 devolved further after Macron suggested G7 members would go on without the United States. A Twitter war of words quickly ensued.

President Trump went on to call Trudeau, who is hosting the G7 this weekend, “indignant.”

Tensions escalated so much, in fact, Trump questioned the point of attending the summit altogether. However, White House aides encouraged him to go and make his case for U.S. tariffs.

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5 Comments
  • brenda says:

    WE THE PEOPLE’ HAVE THE POWER OF OUR VOICES AND OUR VOTES TO VOTE OUT COME NOV 2018,THE ENTIRE LYING CORRUPT, TREASONOUS, DEMOCRAT PARTY, VOTE TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN AND TO END ALL CORRUPTION IN WASHINGTON GOVERNMENT END THE WASHINGTON PEDOPHILIA

  • Eddie Fast says:

    Brenda is so correct and I certainly don’t mean politically correct. We finally have a president who gets it. Get behind him, the pro Constitution party and ditch the socialist democrats. There is no option to save our country. Good example: CALIFORNIA.

  • Barbara says:

    They must be DELIGHTED that Trump is leaving early. God willing, he will leave permanently!

    • Danny says:

      So you are for the rest of the world and the hell with America huh Barbara? The presidents since Reagan has put America in a bad place with America coming out on the bottom. Finally we have a president who wants for America to be treated fairly and ppl like you want to be liked by ppl who take advantage of us over what’s good for our country and her ppl. That shows how stupid ppl like you are and have zero understanding of how things work and how our leaders have given away our prosperity. You are probably one who doesn’t work and are on gov handouts so of course you don’t care about us working ppl. You don’t understand that without us one day your free stuff will dry up and go away. What will ppl like you do then you freaking dumbass.

  • Kurt Heinlein says:

    I love it! Mr. Trump is dealing with bureaucratic politicians & not businessmen like him, but one way or another they will have to come around they have no choice, their days of screwing over America as a result of what our own politicians did to us is over!

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