EU's Tusk warns of Trump threat to Western order

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As a result, at the G-8, minus Russia's meeting in Canada last weekend, the headlines read, "The world against the United States".

In an attack on Canada's "very dishonest and weak" Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Mr Trump revealed he was tearing up the agreed communique from the G7 gathering in Charlevoix, Canada. "In the interest of all".

President Donald Trump drove the wedge splitting Washington from its Western allies even deeper on Friday (June 8) with a spontaneous call for Russian Federation to be readmitted to the G-7 club.

Trump was the last G-7 leader to arrive and will probably be the first to leave on Saturday when he sets off for his nuclear summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a new interview Sunday that the European Union would implement counter-measures in response to President TrumpDonald John Trump McCain rips Trump over trade, tells allies: "Americans stand with you, even if our president doesn't" Head of Canada's auto parts industry association mocks Trump's threat of auto tariffs Dem leaders condemn Trump after reversal on G-7 communique endorsement MORE's decision to levy tariffs on the 28-member bloc.

"Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal", Trump wrote in a series of posts on Twitter.

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"There are still good reasons to continue our fight [aimed at keeping close transatlantic partnership], even though we can not just rely on it anymore", she added.

Preparations for the new approach began a year ago but have intensified since Mr. Trump tore up the nuclear deal with Iran and imposed trade tariffs on allies last month, including the European Union and Canada.

Echoing Merkel's sentiments, French President Emmanuel Macron's office said that "international cooperation can not depend on fits of anger and a few words", according to a statement published by French public broadcaster RFI.

G7 chiefs have largely praised Trump for his efforts to stabilize the Korean peninsula, but they are unhappy he pulled out of an global agreement to limit Iran's nuclear ambitions.

The plan, first reported by the USA news magazine The New Yorker, aims to strengthen the European Union and assess whether the changes enacted by Mr. Trump are part of a structural shift in United States foreign policy.

In a second tweet Thursday evening, Trump said Trudeau "is being so indignant, bringing up the relationship that the USA and Canada had over the many years and all sorts of other things". "Look forward to seeing them tomorrow".

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Later, the United States president tweeted: "Prime Minister Trudeau is being so indignant, bringing up the relationship that the USA and Canada had over the many years and all sorts of other things...but he doesn't bring up the fact that they charge us up to 300% on dairy - hurting our Farmers, killing our Agriculture!"

Before we round up a few of the most popular interpretations, some context.

Mr Macron is seeking to take the lead of the European brigade against Mr Trump at the G7. Across a narrow table, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron are standing, holding copies of a draft text, arguing for their position.

"We spend two days working out a [joint] statement and commitments".

Mr Trump said: "If they retaliate they are making a mistake".

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