French President Emmanuel Macron turned on President Trump Thursday, slamming the American leader over potential trade tariffs and his position on climate change; warning Trump the G7 could quickly become the G6.
Macron was reacting to news that the Commander-in-Chief planned to leave the international summit in Quebec earlier than anticipated; skipping out on the group’s discussions on climate change and the global environment.
“Maybe the American president doesn’t care about being isolated today, but we don’t mind being six, if needs be,” said the French President. “Because these six represent values, represent an economic market, and more than anything, represent a real force at the international level today.”
Trump fired back at Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on social media before departing for the summit, asking “Why isn’t the European Union and Canada informing the public that for years they have used massive Trade Tariffs and non-monetary Trade Barriers against the US?”
Why isn’t the European Union and Canada informing the public that for years they have used massive Trade Tariffs and non-monetary Trade Barriers against the U.S. Totally unfair to our farmers, workers & companies. Take down your tariffs & barriers or we will more than match you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 8, 2018
MACRON IN DC: Trump Hosts the French President During First State Visit
French President Emmanuel Macron is set to arrive in Washington, DC Monday; meeting with President Trump just days after the armed forces of the US, UK, and France launched a joint military strike against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.
The 40-year-old European leader’s trip will be the first official state visit of President Trump’s presidency; with the two heads-of-state prepared to hold high-level meetings regarding trade, the Iranian nuclear agreement, the Middle East, and more.
“Both of us are probably mavericks,” Macron told Fox News. “We have a very special relationship… I think the U.S. today has a very strong role to play for peace in different regions of the world, and especially the Mideast.
“He has been one of the few Europeans who has pulled off the trick of building a close and strong working relationship with President Trump,” added one global security analyst.
One key area of discussion will likely center on the President’s recently announced trade tariffs on steel and aluminum; offering exemptions for only Mexico and Canada.
“I hope he will not implement these new tariffs and he will decide for an exemption for the European Union,” Macron said. “You cannot make a trade war with your ally.”
TRUDEAU TURNS: The Canadian PM ‘BLAMES AMERICA’ for Immigration Problems
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is openly blaming the United States for his country’s illegal immigration problem; saying his negotiations to create an “invisible” border wall between the two nations have “fallen apart.”
Trudeau’s dramatic U-turn comes nearly 15 months after the liberal politician “invited” asylum seekers into Canada. Since then, nearly 26,000 migrants have traveled to the country after passing through the United States.
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau now blaming the U.S. for his country’s illegal immigration problem pic.twitter.com/OeOgxLdsKD
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) May 3, 2018
Trudeau first invited the world’s immigrants after President Trump announced his initial “travel ban” from specific, troubled-nations.
“To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you,” he tweeted.
The Prime Minister now seeks to change the original law, requiring those seeking asylum in Canada to “first” register with their nation of origin; in this case the United States.