Germany's Merkel calls Trump's G7 slams 'sobering,' 'depressing'

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That wrestling cry would have been an apt announcement at the G-7 summit, what with the USA and other heads of state at each other's throats using the thrust and parry of rude remarks and social media to pummel each other.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she finds President Donald Trump's tweet disavowing a common statement after the Group of Seven summit in Canada "sobering" and "a little depressing". "The differences in opinion have not been taken off the table".

"The United States has been taken advantage of for decades and decades", Trump said.

Mr Trump, who initially appeared ready to endorse the communique, pulled out after firing off a series of angry tweets aimed at Canadian premier Justin Trudeau.

In case ya missed it, the leaders of Germany, Canada, Japan, United States, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom have come together to talk global issues.

His comment sparked a new diplomatic spat between Trudeau and the Trump administration and led Merkel to criticize the USA president's handling of the matter. Canadians, he said, "will not be pushed around".

He said Trump had done Trudeau the "courtesy" of traveling to the summit when "he had other things, bigger things on his plate", referring to Trump's June 12 summit with North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un.

The chancellor also announced during Sunday's interview that, just like Canada, the European Union was also preparing counter-measures to Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs.

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The top White House economic adviser accused Canada's prime minister on Sunday of betraying President Donald Trump with "polarizing" statements on USA trade policy that risked making the American leader look weak on the eve of a historic summit with North Korea.

Mr Trudeau said he had reiterated to Mr Trump, who left the G7 meeting before it ended, that tariffs would harm industries and workers on both sides of the US-Canada border.

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.

Trump repeated the call on Saturday, saying "we're looking for peace in the world". Russian Federation joined the G-7 in the 1990s, making it the Group of Eight, but was expelled after its annexation of Crimea in 2014. On the other hand, another social media user said, "It looks as if Madam Merkel is teaching The Donald a lesson!"

All of his answers tracked with what he's said in the past, but they set Trump off.

"I will blame them if they don't act smart and do what they have to do because they have no choice", he said.

European G7 members also expressed solidarity with Trudeau.

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