President Trump arrives for G7 summit as global disputes threaten unity
As the global economy shudders, the Middle East boils and the Amazon rainforest burns, world leaders are convening on France's Atlantic coast for a weekend of talks few believe can solve any of it.Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France (CNN) President Donald Trump arrived in France Saturday morning after an overnight flight from Washington, his arrival preceded by more tit-for-tat tariff action that economists -- and most of the other Group of 7 heads -- believe is contributing to a global economic slump.He's due to attend a dinner for the leaders Saturday evening at the base of a tall white lighthouse planted atop a rocky cliff overlooking elegant Biarritz, the venue for this year's summit. Formal talks begin Sunday morning.World leaders have plenty to discuss. Festering foreign policy matters like Iran and fresh tensions between India and Pakistan are on the table. The summit's host, French President Emmanuel Macron, says he also wants to address raging wildfires in the Amazon rainforest.Heading into the summit, however, the flagging global economy appeared the most pressing matter. Trump insisted on a special Sunday morning session to discuss it. Other leaders blame his use of tariffs -- on friends and foe alike -- for weighing down growth, causing manufacturing to contract and throwing equity markets into turmoil.Read MoreTrump has questioned why he must attend G7Indeed, there is scant optimism the G7 confab will yield the kind of solidarity against menacing forces it has produced in the past. Trump has made his disdain for the summit clear, leaving the past two years' G7s in a backwash of acrimony. In conversations with aides over the past weeks, he has questioned why he must attend this year, believing it a particularly unproductive use of his time, according to people familiar with the conversations.The G7 represents the world's major economies, and has long been a regular stop on the US President's calendar. The membership includes the United States, Germany, France, Japan, Italy, Canada and the United Kingdom. In small group sessions, with only the leaders and few aides present, the world's major economic and geopolitical problems are discussed at length.Before he departed, Trump insisted he was looking forward to meeting with friends -- though acknowledged he wasn't exactly on chummy terms with every one of the leaders he'll encounter this weekend."I think it will be very productive seeing the leaders, who are friends of mine for the most part," he said on a darkened South Lawn as he was leaving the White House."I wouldn't say 100% of the cases, but for the most part."He continued to insist on the strength of the US economy, despite warning signs of an impending recession."I think we are doing very well. Our economy is doing great," he said."We are having a little spat with China and we'll win it."Each day, however, it becomes clear the"spat" is more than little. Before leaving Washington, Trump announced an increase in tariffs on Chinese imports in retaliation for new Chinese duties. There are few signs either side will relent, even as they pursue a larger trade agreement.Donald Trump can't just 'hereby order' whatever he wantsTrump hopes to use the Sunday morning session to boast of his success in boosting the US economy, particularly compared to other countries where signs of weakness are emerging. "I would anticipate President Trump will be speaking quite frankly about the policies he's seen work in his own economy and really wanting to work with other countries in the G7 to figure out how we can jumpstart growth in economies all around to ensure that there are markets and opportunities for all of our workers and people," an administration official said of the President's goal in calling for the economic talks.After past summits, Trump was irked at lengthy discussions about the environment and oceans, people familiar with his reaction said, and felt he wasn't given enough room to tout his achievements as president.To help make his attendance this week more palatable, aides lobbied to add the Sunday morning economic meeting as a venue for him to brag about the US economy to leaders of nations where growth is slowing.Boris Johnson stakes future on Donald Trump after Brexit. The gamble may break BritainThe notion of the American President convening a session simply to flaunt the relative strength of the US economy -- and taking credit for it -- isn't likely to sit well with other leaders, particularly since many of them blame his trade tactics for a slump in global growth. And European officials signaled it was unlikely Trump would go unchallenged during the meeting, with other leaders likely to raise concern that his use of tariffs is causing serious harm to the global economy.That's unlikely to move Trump. Already, he's threatened new tariffs on French wine in response to what he's said are foolish attempts to tax American tech companies like Facebook and Google.And French organizers have set low expectations for a concluding show of unity. Macron has said the notion of producing a joint communiqué at the end is"pointless." Trump, meanwhile, is preparing more intently for the several individual meetings he's scheduled with other leaders -- including a new ally, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is busy preparing for the UK's exit from the European Union. Trump is also due to meet one-on-one with the leaders of the other G7 nations. Read more: CNN
Leaves his wife behind as usual. Yeah there he goes cosying up he’s so two faced it’s all got to be about him sod the rest of the world Bet macrons wife was glad he didn’t kiss her Please help make the election convictions on my flyer. Deposed Trump is tempered down overseas and I am here working against the land grab. Gold and Money Back should be delivered to all American citizens. Asset confiscation & destruction mandatory to prevent devaluing Americans.
Quem começou o governo francês com 60% de popularidade, e agora esta com 20%, tenta melhorar a imagem em cima dos agropecuaristas franceses Sadly macron has to put up with this imbecile from US. I feel sorry for marcon & wife....I would DREAD having to meet trump & phony Melanie Hope he's not asking Macron if Biarritz is for sale.
The Bully and Be Best! Trump with his daughter or wife ? 😁😁
G7 participants brace for potential Trump dramaAs the Washington Post puts it, one of France's main objectives as host of this weekend's Group of Seven summit is to minimize the chances that President Trump will blow it up. Chris Jansing is joined by former Admiral James Stavridis, former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philippe Reines to break down what we can expect from this year’s G7. ChrisJansing Euro trash wants our $$$ I say Fkoff and God Bless President Trump!!!!!!!!! ChrisJansing That Trudeau might try to kiss him! ChrisJansing Nothing
🤮 Man, Melania is so much more attractive than that last dude that was first lady. Beautiful First Lady and OUR GREAT POTUS. Someone needs to write a piece about how our FLOTUS has achieved the American dream. She's an inspiration for so many women. Very accomplished and educated. Just can’t stand these fake pleasantries.
Guess Trump took his medication today. (Not to scale) Lol his hair 🤣🤣🤣 Are they all going to try to break their own record for 'Longest Hand-holding Among World Leaders'? Is Emanuelle's wife a cyborg? 🤣 Maybe Macron can keep that idiot there long enough to fix America give him some sharpies and blank paper with a happy meal.
China announces tariffs on $75 billion of US goods as Trump heads to G7 summitChina announces it will impose tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. imports in retaliation for duty hikes the U.S. pledged to slap on Chinese imports. The move comes just as Pres. Trump is preparing to meet world leaders to discuss the global economy. This clown tRump will ruin the US. realDonaldTrump is incapable of discussing any issue, especially global economy. DonaldTrump's mission is to bankrupt America first. CNN MSNBC NBCNews CBSNews nytimes MaddowBlog Thought this was saying China is sending us giant rubik’s cubes
Brigitte is gorgeous... a child rapist and his escort with Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Macron It’s nice to see Melania has recovered so well from her hospitalization for “kidney” problems. 🤢🤮 Why does she have to wear so much makeup? I’m talking about the second fat lady from the left of the photo. I hear people now call him the new hitler of America sickening
The president arrives with the first lady supermodel and the Prime Minister Macrone arrives with his mother What next? French perfume, ticklers? Did Melania bother with a bra ? Wouldn’t it be more accurate to say that Macron (the host) greeted the Drumpfs? An embarrassment to our country. Since one of the 5 languages FLOTUS speaks is French (🙄) Is she’s translating for realDonaldTrump ?
Trump walks into a ‘nightmare’ G7The president heads into a summit of world leaders in an increasingly isolated position, facing an increasingly troubled global economic environment. I hope none of the leaders talk to him! Two assistant officials who are present in back with Prime Minister Abe dislike this picture. Since it is a position like a child which cannot participate in a game although a representation is difficult .
The greatest PRESIDENT EVER! AND CNN OS THE WORST NEWS ORGANIZATION EVER FIFY I noticed Mrs Macron did not stand next to Trump for a photo. Evidently she thinks he's a creep too. Not sure if she stood next to other Presidents, just sayin Hey some money for the fire in the AmazonasSOS Stay Tuned, ... (You Just KNOW Something's Coming)
Wow no snarky headline . Wow Trump has literally lost his mind, he needs to be removed from office asap! Who is that woman he's slobbering all over?
Trump to press Macron over France's digital services tax at G7, official saysPresident Donald Trump will raise the issue of France's tax on U.S. tech giants including Amazon and Google when he meets French President Emmanuel Macron...
He doesn’t drink wine. If any of his nonsense hurt him personally he’d never do it Can u imagine the looks he’s going to get at this summit Good for him Thank you President Trump for your undying service to our country! Trump2020LandslideVictory Follow the money. He's a scammer & a con-man so whose getting the money?
realDonaldTrump I promise the French don’t care! President Trump must take stand for Kashmir. Indian government showes his eyes to trump as the trump has no value. If the American are really super power he must show and sort out the problem of kashmir KashmiriGenocideByModi Trump is a domestic terrorist. He gets people killed, sells out to dictators, shreds the Constitution, rapes children, destroys our economy, bullies our allies, and puts brown people in concentration camps. At this point, I wish he would just stick to shooting people on 5th Ave.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD stop putting video of these two shit heads descending a staircase. I have PTSD from the golden escalator video of ‘15, Year One of the Great Nightmare.
Trump walks into a ‘nightmare’ G7The president heads into a summit of world leaders in an increasingly isolated position, facing an increasingly troubled global economic environment. ⚠️EMERGENCY⚠️CITIZENS OF MOTHER EARTH I think all you instagram so called “models” “public figures” & “influencers”should take a week off of posting selfies and spread awareness of the fires in the AmazonRainforest AmazonFire amazonrainforestfire forestfire amazon Do good! What a big baby! He looks like he wants to take his ball and go home!! I think Shade needs to be the code word.
Oh god, put a sock in it! I would advise that no one buy anything Trump. No Ivanka stuff. Anything that makes Trump & Co money. Hotels, Golf etc. Just don't patronize. If you do you are endorsing Trump's insane Presidency & CON & You would be part of the problem. BOYCOTT TRUMP & CO Go Trump. Protect American workers! CNN is constantly undermining the president/our country. They aid and abet our nation's adversaries. Fake news
realDonaldTrump what a Coward we have in Office! Talks tough before leaving to France then sits in front of the French president EmmanuelMacron and change the subject to them being great friends. TrashTalkTrump FakeAssPresident G7Biarritz G7Summit Wine and women can change everything ! Who cares American whine is so much better
He went, he said something stupid, they laughed, sadly he returned 🙄 Repeat! Seems like they may finally have his number... G7Summit G7Environment G7France TrumpRecession MoronInChief
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Does your president want to fight every one in the world he clown bully racist delusional self centred ego maniac he tries to to run your country like a business not got a clue about politics Trump did not remain head of state did not threaten him except the North Korean president who fell in love !!😂
Bahahaha!! 😎 I wish he’d fall on the steps and broke his front teeth 😂 He will tweet his insults later Why is Twitter not letting my posts are being either not posted or being edited and replaced with other words when entering you know who's name? There's only one thing that threatens unity. Hint, it's orange and about 400 pounds.
Now, now, Donnie Dimwit....Be Best! VoteHimOut Step aside, the boss is in town. let the shit show begin.
Just waiting to see how long it will take before he says something stupid, racist or insane ....he never disappoints at these functions to come out as the crazy uncle you just HAD to invite 😍😂🤠🤠😎 Stuff It, CNN !!! 👎👎👎 The only thing threaten unity is fake news CNN Embarrassment to USA! Kick him out. G6 sounds better.
Clown news network just can’t help yourself mixing news with opinion...awkward. This G7 is basic reason for all trade& economic problems in the world. They skillfully exploited other nations in the name of free trade. Helpless child. What am I supposed to do with them?
I don’t care do you? Just another repeated embarrassment. Maybe they will ignore him 'The Ultimate 'Tragic Figure' placing his head in the 'noose' he has woven, for himself ... 'Political death-wish', personified. ImpeachDonaldTrumpNow LockHimUp for God's sake. Ask him what the G stands for. Can't wait for our national embarrassment to blow things up.
Such an embarrassment! Trump!!! Putting America first!!! 2020landslide!!! Zombie Reekforce One has landed!