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Donald Trump refuses to sign G-7 statement, snubs Justin Trudeau

US President threatens to escalate his country's ongoing trade war on neighbours

Michael D. Shear & Catherine Porter | NYT  |  Quebec City 

President Trump upended two days of global economic diplomacy late Saturday, refusing to sign a joint statement with America’s allies, threatening to escalate his trade war on the country’s neighbours and deriding Canada’s prime minister as “very dishonest and weak.”   In a remarkable pair of acrimony-laced tweets from aboard Air Force One as he flew away from the Group of 7 summit toward a meeting with North Korea’s leader, Trump lashed out at Justin Trudeau. He accused the prime minister, who hosted the seven-nation gathering, of making false ...

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 00:22 IST