Macron’s threat spurs Trump

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against who have pledged to con­front him dur­ing the G7.

Lead­ers in Europe, Canada, and Mex­ico have vowed to re­tal­i­ate against these tar­iffs with eco­nomic penal­ties against US ex­ports, but so far Trump has been un­moved. His ad­vis­ers have said he is try­ing to use the threat of tar­iffs as lever­age to force other coun­tries to lower bar­ri­ers in a way that would al­low more US im­ports. But rhetoric on all sides has only be­come more heated, and Macron took it to an­other level in his Twit­ter post on Thurs­day.

Trump’s ad­vis­ers have sig­nalled that he plans to stand his ground dur­ing the meet­ings in Canada, but he has ex­pressed much more in­ter­est in the meet­ing with North Ko­rean leader Kim Jong Un in Sin­ga­pore. – Wash­ing­ton Post

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French Pres­i­dent Em­manuel Macron greets a well-wisher dur­ing a tour of Old Mon­treal yes­ter­day.

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A young girl takes a photo on her cell phone be­side a po­lice of­fi­cer in riot gear as he stands watch ahead of a planned G7 protest in Que­bec City.

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