UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Tensions continued to flare between U.S. President Donald Trump and some of America’s closest allies at a divisive G7 summit in Canada over the weekend.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on June 9 that all members of the G7 had signed on to a joint statement, known as a communique, at the summit’s conclusion.
The group of industrialized democracies — the U.S., France, Canada, Italy, Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom — traditionally issues a joint communique at the conclusion of the annual summit.
However, hours later, Trump contradicted Trudeau, saying that the U.S. would not endorse a joint communique.
Trump tweeted that his decision was “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.”