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Donald Trump accepts Singapore president's invitation for state visit in November: report

President Trump accepts invitation to make state visit to Singapore

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

Trump tweeted Saturday that he had instructed his representatives not to sign a communique between the seven nations that make up the group just after host Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced all countries had agreed to it.

"PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that. he 'will not be pushed around.' Very dishonest & weak".

Trade was a massive issue at this year's summit with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Trump butting heads.

Donald Trump accepts Singapore president's invitation for state visit in November: report

Trump called Trudeau "very dishonest and weak" on Twitter on Saturday and then sent Kudlow and trade adviser Peter Navarro to hammer the message home on Sunday morning news shows in an extraordinary assault on a close US ally and neighbor.

The details of the conversation, which Axios previously reported, come amid fears of a looming trade war over the Trump administration's move to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union, Canada and Mexico.

In return, Mr Trump made the French president his guest at his first White House state dinner, after which the U.S. president said of his visitor: "I like him a lot". "And we have many deals like that", the US President commented.

"The commotion at the G7 summit in Canada has brought the European Union closer together".

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Trump's decision to withdraw his support for the communique has drawn sharp criticism from European countries.

Trump was said to have lobbied hard to have Vladimir Putin's position within the "G8 summit" restored.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she favours a US-Russian summit, seeking to push global diplomacy forward after a tumultuous meeting of Group of Seven leaders.

The text does reiterate the US commitment to "advancing sustainable economic growth, and underscores the importance of continued action to reduce air and water pollution", although it provides no details of how this tallies with the US Environmental Protection Agency's on-going efforts to roll back water and air regulations. And what did Trudeau do as soon as the plane took off from Canadian airspace?

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Trump's post G7 tweets also revisited an old bugbear - the funding of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military alliance.

"Fair trade is now to be called fool trade if it is not reciprocal", said Trump, ahead of his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Even if India only responds to the U.S. actions, thereby levying a tariff on the U.S. imports, Indian exports will be affected more and this will damage India's economy severely.

"If the expectation was that a weekend in handsome Charlevoix....was going to transform the president's outlook on trade and the world, then we didn't quite reach that bar", Trudeau said.

"Europe united is the answer to America First", Maas added.

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"Sorry, we can not let our friends, or enemies, take advantage of us on trade anymore".

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