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Trump 'destroys trust' with G7 tweets: Germany

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partly "destroyed" Washington's trusting relationship with by pulling out of a joint communique after the summit, German tweeted today.

"You can destroy an incredible amount of trust very quickly in a tweet. That makes it all the more important that stands together and defends its interests even more offensively," Maas posted.

"United is the answer to America First." Trump rejected the text of a consensus statement, traditionally a paean to shared Western values and objectives under American leadership, in angry tweets from

He departed early from the gathering yesterday for a one-on-one meeting with North Korea's in

Canadian had told reporters that "Canadians are polite and reasonable but we will also not be pushed around" over Trump's decision to invoke national security to justify tariffs on and aluminium imports.

"Based on Justin's false statements at his conference, and the fact that is charging massive Tariffs to our farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our US Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the US Market!" Trump tweeted in response.

The US leader's abrupt withdrawal drew widespread condemnation today from across the German political spectrum.

"How can one hold at all worthwhile negotiations with a that doesn't understand the basics of the global economic order and lives in a twisted, ramshackle fantasy world?" asked a in major

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First Published: Sun, June 10 2018. 19:40 IST