President Trump Arrives At G-7 Summit


WE WILL TALK ABOUT WHEN MORE SUMMER-LIKE WARMTH RETURNS. PRESIDENT TRUMP AND OTHER WORLD LEADERS ARE GATHERED FOR THE G-‘ 7 SUMMIT IN FRANCE. THE MEETING COMES AS THE PRESIDENT’S TRADE WAR WITH CHINA HEATS UP AND HIS DIFFERENCES WITH ALLIES ON A RANGE OF ISSUES IS UNRESOLVED. KENNETH CRAIG HAS THE LATEST. Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP SOUNDED UPBEAT AS HE HAD LUNCH WITH THE MEETING’S HOST, FRENCH EMPTY EMMANUEL MACRON. EVERYBODY IS GETTING ALONG. WE WILL ACCOMPLISH A LOT THIS WEEKEND. I LOOK FORWARD TO IT. Reporter: THE SEVEN LEADERS POSED FOR OFFICIAL PHOTOS BUT BEHIND THE SCENES THERE IS LIKELY TO BE TENSION BETWEEN THE U.S. AND ALLIES. THE PRESIDENT AND THE OTHER LEADERS DISAGREE ON MANY ISSUES FROM RUSSIA TO IRAN’S NUCLEAR PROGRAM TO CLIMATE CHANGE. FRIDAY’S ESCALATION OF THE TRADE WAR WITH CHINA IS ON THE MINDS OF MANY AT THE SUMMIT. CHINA, NOT A G-7 MEMBER REVEALED RETALIATORY TARIFFS ON $75 BILLION OF U.S. GOODS FRIDAY. THE PRESIDENT ANNOUNCE I HAD HE WOULD INCREASE EXISTING TARIFFS AND ORDERED U.S. COMPANIES TO LEAVE CHINA. WE ARE HAVING A SPAT WITH CHINA. WE WILL WIN IT. Reporter: BORIS JOHNSON TOLD REPORTERS THAT HE WILL PUSH PRESIDENT TRUMP TO DEESCALATE THE TRADE BATTLE. LAST YEAR’S G-7 BECAME SIX AGAINST ONE. PRESIDENT TRUMP REFUSED TO SIGN THE TRADITIONAL AGREEMENT AT THE END OF THE SUMMIT AND LEFT EARLY AMID DISPUTES OVER TRADE. THIS YEAR PRESIDENT MACRON SAID HE WON’T BOTHER WITH THE JOINT COMMUNIQUE CALLING IT A POINT LESS EXERCISE. PROTESTERS ARE CONVERGING ON THE MEETING. POLICE FIRED WATER CANON AND TEAR GAS AS PROTESTERS BLOCKED ROADS.

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