Italy's new PM says to take 'moderate' line on tariffs at G7

US President Donald J. Trump speaks to media as he departs the G7 summit in Charlevoix in Canada on Saturday. — EPA

US President Donald J. Trump speaks to media as he departs the G7 summit in Charlevoix in Canada on Saturday. — EPA

US President Donald Trump ended his trip to the Group of Seven industrial nations with his strongest trade threat to date, warning allies to make major concessions or risk being cut off entirely from trade with the United States.

President Donald Trump fired off what appeared to be some passive-aggressive tweets to world leaders on Thursday, one day before he is set to meet G7 leaders for a summit in Canada.

"If the expectation was that a weekend in attractive Charlevoix with all sorts of lovely people was going to transform the president's outlook in the world", the Canadian prime minister said, "then we didn't quite reach that bar". "We work closely with President Trump, and the UK has a very good relationship with the United States", she said, noting that the two-day summit was filled with "some hard discussions and strong debate".

In his press conference, Trudeau had spoken of retaliatory measures that Canada would take next month in response to Trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union.

At a news conference held in Charlevoix, Canada, Trudeau announced that all seven countries in the summit had agreed on "a joint communique".

'We strive to reduce tariff barriers, non-tariff barriers and subsidies, ' the leaders said in a statement after a meeting that focused heavily on trade fights between the United States and its allies.

"International cooperation can't depend on anger and small words".

"It's a brutal blow to a summit of significant success, both in substance and in presentation", said John Kirton, director of the University of Toronto's G-7 Research Group.

Leaders of the G7 nations on Saturday papered over the cracks in their alliance at a summit in Canada but came away with little more than an agreement to disagree on trade, as Trump defiantly brandished his "America First" agenda.

At issue are USA tariffs against Canada and Trudeau's effort to retaliate against its neighbor - as well as Trudeau's comment to reporters that all seven leaders had come together to sign a joint declaration after the G-7 meeting.

On Saturday, President Donald Trump yet again responded to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau using his favorite platform: Twitter.

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"Prime Minister Trudeau is being so indignant, bringing up the relationship that the US and Canada had over the many years and all sorts of other things", Trump said in a tweet on Thursday.

Trump had run for the presidency on a vow to shrink the gaping USA trade deficit - $566 billion past year.

Trump has imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imported to the United States from the EU, Canada and Mexico.

This year, the summit will be Friday and Saturday in Quebec, Canada. "We're like the piggy bank that everybody is robbing".

In Paris, a French presidency official said France and Europe stood by the G7 communique and anyone departing from the commitments made at the summit would be showing their "incoherence and inconsistency".

Such a move could make it almost impossible to renegotiate the terms of the 1994 NAFTA pact between the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Peter Navarro, Trump's trade adviser, directed a series of stinging comments at Trudeau on "Fox News Sunday".

"Our values and interests are built through multilateralism, including American interests", Macron said in a tweet.

Trudeau also took a jab at President Trump, who arrived late for a gender equality meeting.

"President Trump is targeting the dairy sector because he wants to dump USA dairy into Canada", Lampron told The Canadian Press, adding that Canada imports five times more dairy from the US than it exports.

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