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G7 summit: Trump refuses to sign joint statement, lashes out at Trudeau

Trump accused Justin Trudeau, who hosted the seven-nation gathering, of making false statements

Michael D. Shear & Catherine Porter I NYT 

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 neighbors 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, Mr. 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: Sun, June 10 2018. 08:52 IST