Trump Late To G7 Gender Equality Breakfast, Pulls U.S. Support Of Group’s Joint Statement

The Hill: Trump arrives late to G7 gender equality breakfast
“President Trump strolled in late on Saturday to a breakfast meeting on gender equality at the Group of Seven (G7) summit in Canada. Other G7 leaders and the gender equality advisory council created by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had already kicked off the breakfast when Trump entered the room several minutes late…” (Greenwood, 6/9).

New York Times: Trump Shakes Up World Stage in Break With U.S. Allies
“…At the annual meeting on Friday of seven major economies known as the Group of 7, Mr. Trump was the odd man out as he quarreled with Europeans and Canadians over trade and pushed for the reinstatement of Russia four years after it was cast out. Seemingly reluctant to spend more time with longtime allies than necessary, he planned to leave early on Saturday to meet instead with a longtime adversary, North Korea…” (Baker, 6/8).

Washington Post: Trump removes U.S. from G7 joint statement over escalating feud with Canada’s Trudeau
“…Trump said Saturday evening that he had instructed U.S. officials to withdraw support for a joint statement with other member nations he had backed just hours earlier, saying the United States would not join after Trudeau publicly criticized Trump’s trade policy…” (Paletta/Gearan, 6/9).

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