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Trump withdraws endorsement of G7 joint statement

AFP  |  Quebec City 

dramatically withdrew his endorsement of a joint statement at the end of a summit in today in a row over trade, accusing the summit's of dishonesty.

"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 Reps not to endorse the Communique," Trump said in Tweet sent from on board

Trump, who is on his way to for a summit with North Korea's leader, also reiterated warnings that his administration was mulling tariffs "on automobiles flooding the US market" in a move that would be primarily aimed at another member,

The US then had angry words for Trudeau, saying the Canadian had "acted so meek and mild" in their joint discussions only to later pledge in a press conference that he would not be pushed around.

"Very dishonest & weak," Trump said, adding that recently imposed US tariffs on imports of Canadian and aluminium were in response to similar measures imposed on American by

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First Published: Sun, June 10 2018. 05:05 IST