Europe will implement counter measures against U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium


Asked about Trump's threat to target USA tariffs against cars - a vital industry for Germany which supports over 800,000 jobs - "we will have to think again about what we'll do", Merkel said. She also praised the joint statement itself as a "laboriously negotiated" document.

In an interview with German ARD television after the G7 Summit, Merkel noted that "The withdrawal, so to speak, via tweet is of course. sobering and a bit depressing".

"I don't think that inflammatory language makes things better".

Based on Justin's false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market! She also praised Trudeau by saying that she is glad that he is "on the EU's side." .

Mr Trump had already threatened to divide the G7, made up of the US, France, UK, Italy, Germany, Japan and Canada, when he suggested Russian Federation should be allowed to rejoin the group.

The decision to remove the USA from the communique set off a strong response from other G7 leaders.

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With an eye to the trade dispute, she added: "We won't be bamboozled - we will take action". She also described her impression from Trump's behavior at the summit as "disillusionment".

At the same time, she stressed that the current differences does not mean the end of the trans-Atlantic partnership. Trump said the group was simply waiting to see the final version of the official G7 communique, a largely symbolic statement about the progress made at the summit.

"We as Europe have to stand up for our principles, potentially together with Japan and Canada", Merkel said.

The photo was also posted on Twitter by Trump's national security adviser John Bolton, who stated that the USA president's posture sent a message to other G7 countries that the United States will no longer be their bank. Trump called Trudeau "meek and mild" and "dishonest and weak" in a tweet for his stance on tariffs. He went on to announce that the U.S. would be looking to impose tariffs on vehicle imports.

"We're going to deal with the unfair trade practices". The measure hits European Union trading partners even though the main target is overcapacity at state-backed Chinese producers, who Europe and the USA have long complained have flooded markets with cheap steel.