Sen. Cardin: Trump's Treatment of Allies 'Difficult to Understand'

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All in all, the United States president is, once again, out of tune with even his own allies on key issues, including trade and gender equality guidelines.

US President Donald Trump continued yesterday his fierceful critic to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the aftermath of last weekend's G7 summit which took place in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada with the seven largest advanced economies in the world to discuss about gender equality, women's empowerment, clean energy, and economic growth that works for everyone.

Trump, who arrived rather late to the summit and left early was contentious and fractious right from the beginning, when he called on the leaders of France, Germany, UK, Japan and Canada to invite back Russian Federation to the fold of the G-7.

"Look, countries can not continue to take advantage of us on trade".

German Chancellor Angela Merkel described his change of heart as "sobering and a little depressing".

"We finished the meeting, really everybody was happy, and I agreed to sign something", Mr Trump said. At a news conference after his meeting with Kim, the president said the Canadian leader must not have realized that Trump had televisions on Air Force One, allowing him to monitor Trudeau's news conference at the end of the G-7 summit.

"The picture with Angela Merkel, who I get along with very well, where I'm sitting there like this" - Trump said, crossing his arms - "that picture, I'm waiting for the document because I wanted to see the final document".

Trump "started criticizing our allies when he became president", he said. "He informed with absolute certainty and firmness as tension over steel and aluminium duties continue to portend to a full-blown global trade war, "I don't want to hurt American workers, they are our neighbours and our friends", adding, "[however] My job is to stand for Canadian workers, Canadian interests and I will do that, without flinching".

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