>> After all of the public feuding and Twitter sniping, the trade disputes and back door tensions, the countries of the G7 Summit did, in the end, put out a Joint Communiqué on the need for free, fair, and mutually beneficial trade. But after watching Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's closing remarks, Donald Trump pulled out of that agreement.
Tweeting on Saturday that he had instructed his representatives not to endorse the Communiqué because of, quote, Justin's false statements, and calling him weak and dishonest. At issue, Trudeau defending his country's retaliatory tariffs on the US.>> I have made it very clear to the president that it is not something we relish doing but it is something that we absolutely will do.
Because Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around.>> Trump's bombshell Tweet came after G7 nations appeared to have papered over the cracks in their alliance at the two day summit in Quebec, where Trump defiantly brandished his America first agenda. The prime minister spokesman tweeting that what Trudeau said wasn't anything he hadn't already said to Trump himself.
Trump had set a very confrontational tone ahead of the summit by slapping tariffs on stealing aluminum imports from Canada and the EU, and calling for Russia to be let back into the group of seven. He left the same way he came in, airing his grievances on trade.>> Tariffs are gonna come way down because we, people cannot continue to do that, we're like the piggy bank that everybody's robbing, and that ends.
>> This followed two days of feuding with some of his closest allies. One French official told reporters of a very unusual and bitter exchange Friday between world leaders, describing the US president making his case in a rant. The office of the German chancellor put out this photo which seemed to back up that narrative.
Still, an EU official said the rest of the group will stick to the Communiqué as agreed by all participants.