G7 shrinks to G6 as President Trump Leaves Abruptly then Grows to G18 after 12 Additional Leaders were Invited for Outreach Session of the 2018 Summit

Canada is proud to put forward a progressive agenda for the 2018 G7. The themes we have chosen for the year will help focus our discussions on finding real, concrete solutions to promote gender equality, women’s empowerment, clean energy, and economic growth that works for everyone. As G7 partners, we share a responsibility to ensure that all citizens benefit from our global economy, and that we leave a healthier, more peaceful, and more secure world for our children and grandchildren.
— Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

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G7 Members — Canada, France, United States, and United Kingdom

The Group of Seven (G7) is an informal grouping of seven of the world’s advanced economies consisting of Canada, France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and Italy. The European Union is a non-enumerated member of the G7 but neither chairs nor hosts Summits.

G7 Members — Germany, Japan, and Italy. And two members from the European Union.

The Group of Seven (G7) is an informal grouping of seven of the world’s advanced economies consisting of Canada, France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and Italy. The European Union is a non-enumerated member of the G7 but neither chairs nor hosts Summits.

US President Donald Trump has tweeted that he now doesn’t endorse the G-7 joint statement after what he calls Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “false statements” at a closing news conference.

Trump also tweeted that Trudeau had acted “so meek and mild” during their meetings and that his tough talk later is “dishonest & weak.” Trump issued the tweets from Air Force One just as Canada released the joint statement.

HERE’S THE IMPORTANT NOTES TO TAKE AWAY!!!

PRESIDENT TRUMP – IS NOT PLAYING!!! — Only USA MSM story that I found offering a G7 Summit summary was published by the New York Times and I cannot open/read because of their subscription demand — so I did an international search and found several; choosing to share this one.

VIA – TOP 7 FACTS — Trump Refuses to Sign G-7 Statement and Calls Trudeau ‘Weak’ — At the meeting of the Group of 7 nations on Saturday, President Trump threatened to end trade with countries he says follow unfair trade practices and displayed confidence about the upcoming talks with North Korea. Published June 9, 2018, Credit Image by Doug Mills/The New York Times, By Michael D. Shear and Catherine Porter, June 9, 2018

QUEBEC CITY — President Trump abruptly upended two days of global economic diplomacy late Saturday, :O refusing to sign a joint statement with America’s allies, threatening to escalate his trade war on the country’s neighbors and deriding Canada’s prime minister as “very dishonest and weak.”
>> In a remarkable pair of acrimony-laced tweets from aboard Air Force One as he flew to a summit with North Korea’s leader, Mr. Trump lashed out at Justin Trudeau, the prime minister who hosted the seven-nation summit, accusing him of making false statements.
>> Literally moments after Mr. Trudeau’s government released the joint statement, saying it had been agreed to by all seven countries, Mr. Trump blew apart the veneer of cordiality that had been in place throughout the two days of meetings in a resort town on the banks of the St. Lawrence River.
>>  “Based on Justin’s false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communiqué as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!” Mr. Trump wrote.
>> A few hours earlier, Mr. Trudeau had announced that the seven nations had reached broad agreements on a range of economic and foreign policy goals, but he acknowledged that deep disagreements remained between Mr. Trump and the leaders of the other nations, especially on trade.
>> Mr. Trudeau sought to play down personal clashes with Mr. Trump as he wrapped up the summit, calling the meeting “very successful” and saying he leaves “inspired by the discussion.” But he also pledged to retaliate against the United States tariffs on steel and aluminum products in defense of Canadian workers.
>> Mr. Trump, who apparently saw Mr. Trudeau’s news conference on televisions aboard Air Force One, was clearly enraged.

>>“PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @g7 meetings,” Mr. Trump said in a second tweet, “only to give a news conference after I left saying that, ‘US Tariffs were kind of insulting’ and he ‘will not be pushed around.’ Very dishonest & weak. :O :O Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!”
>> The tweets followed two days of tense and often confrontational closed-door discussions between Mr. Trump and the leaders of America’s closest allies — France, England, Canada, Japan, Italy and Germany — in the hopes of resolving a brewing trade war among friends.
>> Instead, the gathering apparently served to further inflame Mr. Trump’s belief that the United States is being treated unfairly by countries with whom prior presidents had long ago negotiated trade agreements for the flow of goods and services.
>>Earlier in the day, before Mr. Trump left the summit, he brought up the dramatic prospect of completely eliminating tariffs on goods and services, even as he threatened to end all trade with them if they didn’t stop what he said were unfair trade practices.
>>Speaking to reporters at the end of a contentious meeting in a resort town outside of Quebec City, Mr. Trump said that eliminating all trading barriers would be “the ultimate thing.” He railed about what he called “ridiculous and unacceptable” tariffs on American goods and vowed to end them.
>> “It’s going to stop,” he said, “or we’ll stop trading with them. And that’s a very profitable answer, if we have to do it.” He added, “We’re like the piggy bank that everybody’s robbing — and that ends.”

> In addition to trade, Mr. Trump also took questions about his call for Russia to be reinstated as a member of the Group of 7 nations, despite having been expelled four years ago in the wake of the Russian annexation of Crimea.
>> “I would rather see Russia in the G-8 as opposed to the G-7,” he said. “I would say that the G8 is a more meaningful group than the G-7. Absolutely.” [2]

PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP – ART OF THE DEAL
The now viral photo — is the other G7 members reading Trump’s proposal: NO tariffs, NO trade barriers, and NO subsides in order to promote free trade.

BREITBART – by Joel Pollak, June 10, 2018 [3]

President Donald Trump stunned the G-7 on Saturday in Canada with his call for a complete end to all tariffs — and non-tariff barriers to trade, like government subsidies.

“Ultimately that’s what you want,” the president said at a news conference in Charlevoix. “You want a tariff-free [arrangement]. You want no barriers. And you want no subsidies. Because you have some cases where countries are subsidizing industries and that’s not fair.”

Trump’s proposal was shocking, coming just days after he applied tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union, Canada, and Mexico. The other six members of the G-7 came to Charlevoix prepared to blast the U.S. for protectionism — and President Trump simply called their bluff.

But there is more to what happened after President Trump left the summit abruptly.

Guess who was added to the G”6″ (Trump had already departed) as the “OUTREACH SESSION”!!!

G-7 Summit 2018 should be called ‘G-7 et al’—because while the mainstream media left the impression that leaders flew back to their home countries on Saturday night— it was still underway on Sunday night.
A photo (above) with bigwig G-7 players depicting Trudeau, French President Emanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel lined up in the front row, is proof.
Sunday’s gathering at Manoir Richelieu Hotel in La Malbaie, Quebec was called “the outreach session” of G-7 Summit 2018, in which Trudeau invited 12 world leaders to take part.

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JUSTIN TRUDEAU, PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that Canada will welcome several world leaders and heads of international organizations to the G7 Summit to take part in a special outreach session, which will focus on healthy oceans and resilient coastal communities. It will be held on June 9, 2018.

THE FOLLOWING LEADERS AND HEADS OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS HAVE BEEN INVITED TO THE OUTREACH SESSION OF THE G7 SUMMIT:

Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina and Chair of the G20
Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh
Jovenel Moïse, President of Haiti and Chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica
Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya
Hilda Heine, President of the Marshall Islands
Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway
Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda and Chair of the African Union
Macky Sall, President of Senegal
Danny Faure, President of Seychelles
Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa
Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, Prime Minister of Vietnam
Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
José Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
Kristalina Georgieva, Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank

WOW — INTERESTING — Oceans, Climate, and Financing, etc. — SEVERAL SURPRISES.

Quick Facts
Prior to meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau, world leaders and heads of international organizations participated in a special G7 Summit outreach session focused on healthy oceans and resilient coastal communities.

The Prime Minister also held a roundtable discussion with leaders of Small Island Developing States.

On June 7, Prime Minister Trudeau released a report – Achieving Growth that Works for Everyone – to highlight economic challenges faced by our citizens and identify ways we can work together to address them.

The G7 is an informal grouping of seven of the world’s advanced economies consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The European Union was first invited to attend the G7 in 1977, but is not part of the hosting rotation.

In 2019, France will hold the G7 Presidency.

“We are facing pressing social, economic and environmental challenges that transcend all borders. Only by working together will we find the innovative solutions we need to deliver meaningful results to people around the world. Canada is committed to working with other countries to fight inequalities, create economic growth that benefits everyone, and leave a better, healthier planet for future generations.”
—The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

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SOURCES:

[A] Cover Credit – The Journal Record

[1] G7.gc

[2] Top7Facts

[3] Breitbart

[4] Banglareader

[5] Aim4Truth

[6] Comically Incorrect

[7] Federalist Papers