U.S. is a 'piggybank everyone is robbing', says Trump at G7

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But there are many people in the press that are unbelievably dishonest.

Trump made his comments before leaving the G7 summit in La Malbaie, Que. early Saturday - skipping an afternoon working group discussion on climate change, energy and protection the world's oceans - where trade issues have dominated the agenda due to a protectionist push by the Trump administration.

President Donald Trump drove the wedge splitting Washington from its Western allies even deeper on Friday with a shock call for Russian Federation to be readmitted to the G7 club of nations.

"I figured. Fake news CNN. We have a great relationship" with the leaders of nations like Canada.

The two-day summit here was meant to cool tensions between Trump and other world leaders, but as they departed on Saturday it became clear that many are still searching for answers and also searching for ways to deal with the unpredictable USA leader.

Before departing the summit, Trump doubled-down on his assertions that the U.S. has been subjected to unfair trade duties for many years.

Trump left before the end of the summit on Saturday. Canada has been adamant it won't agree to such a clause. "I think the G8 would be better, I think having Russian Federation back in would be a positive thing".

Trump says Russia's return as a member of the Group of Seven would be "an asset".

"Were looking for peace in the world".

"We are ready for this", he said.

Mr Trump says tariffs are needed to reverse America's trade deficit.

He also defended the wisdom of his controversial tariffs, saying that the USA would win a trade war against its allies because "they do so much more business with us than we do with them".

"No tariffs, no barriers, that's the way it should be, and no subsidies", Trump said during a 30-minute press conference on the sidelines of the meeting in La Malbaie, Quebec. He says: "That's the way it should be".

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He said he could tell from the smiles of European leaders at the G7 that they knew that "the gig is up" and that they would negotiate terms with Washington.

During his press conference on Saturday, Trump warned foreign countries not to retaliate against the United States tariffs.

Trump is telling reporters that he told world leaders that the US will take whatever steps necessary to prevent unfair foreign trade practices.

The UK and the rest of the European Union will be slapped with a 25 percent duty on steel and 10 percent on aluminium.

Trump also suggested that Friday and Saturday's summit had been "very, very successful", and dismissed claims of tensions between the U.S. and other nations, describing their relationship "a 10".

The summit came during an ongoing trade dispute with China and served as a precursor to his unprecedented meeting with Kim, in which he has sought to extend a hand to the Asian autocrat who has long bedeviled the global order.

The President had expressed displeasure at having to the attend the summit, a gathering that began Friday in this town outside Quebec City amid tensions over the Trump administration's imposition of metals tariffs on USA allies.

Trump plans to leave the summit mid-morning on Saturday, four hours earlier than originally planned, to fly to Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

In private conversations with leaders from France, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Japan Friday, Trump countered complaints about US trade policy with detailed lists of what he described as unfair trade practices and failures to meet security commitments, according to a person briefed on the matter.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insists the Trump hard line will only hurt the U.S. He said gender equality must "cut through" everything the G-7 does.

Trump was seated between Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, and Christine Whitecross, a Canadian lieutenant general.

United States President, Donald Trump, said he proposed the elimination of tariffs in talks at the G7 summit in Canada, as the major industrial nations struggled to resolve differences on trade.

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