Emmanuel Macron has warned Donald Trump about "fits of anger" after the U.S. president refused to endorse a joint communique of G7 leaders.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was fighting Tuesday to stamp out the first major row within her uneasy coalition, as disputes over her refugee policy returned to haunt her while she negotiates a broad European Union asylum deal. Although an event entirely comprising of USA allies, Trump had angered the majority of the leaders before he had even arrived, imposing trade tariffs on European and Canadian exports. "Instead, we act then too", Merkel said in an unusually combative tone.
Mr Kurz heads a right-wing government and has similar views to Mr Seehofer, he said: "We must decide who come to Europe, not the smugglers".
Merkel said that "taking it back by tweet was of course sobering and also a little depressing".
She also spoke about Trump's suggestion that Russian Federation be readmitted to the G-7, from which it was booted after its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.
Trump has already announced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Europe, which will impact major exporter Germany and he intends to hit another key sector for the German economy-auto exports.
"Canada does have a very big advantage over us".
"Day two of the G7 summit in Canada: spontaneous meeting between two working sessions." .
The president's Twitter outburst, sent as he flew to an historic meeting with North Korea's ruler Kim Jong Un in Singapore, unravelled days of work by the world's top nations in attempting to resolve a global trade dispute.
'I think it marks very sensible cooperation that will contribute to reducing illegal migration to Europe, ' Kurz told reporters at a convivial news conference with Seehofer, in marked contrast with the far more formal exchange he had with Merkel late Tuesday. Trump called him "very dishonest and weak" in a tweet after Trudeau repeated criticisms of USA tariffs on imported steel and aluminum and Trump's trade policies in a news conference following the Group of Seven meeting in Quebec.
Trump advisers Larry Kudlow and Peter Navarro nonetheless toed the presidential line, savaging Trudeau in Sunday show appearances over what Kudlow acknowledged were "things that the prime minister has said before, basically". "Other states will surely follow", he said in a statement.
Although Trump and Kudlow have since claimed Trudeau "stabbed us in the back" and was the reason for the U-turn, it is Trump's actions that other G7 leaders appeared to find frustrating. We are sticking to them and whoever reneges on them is showing incoherence and inconsistency.