Macron’s threat spurs Trump
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
French President Emmanuel Macron greets a well-wisher during a tour of Old Montreal yesterday.
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.